Assessments of Opportunities to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing in an Emergency Department: A Period Prevalence Survey.

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Infectious diseases and therapy, ISSN: 2193-8229, Vol: 6, Issue: 4, Page: 497-505

Publication Year:
2017
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http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/php_facpubs/84
PMID:
29052109
DOI:
10.1007/s40121-017-0175-9
Author(s):
Timbrook, Tristan T., Caffrey, Aisling R, Ovalle, Anais, Beganovic, Maya, Curioso, William, Gaitanis, Melissa, LaPlante pharmD, Kerry L
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Springer Nature
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Approximately 30% of all outpatient antimicrobials are inappropriately prescribed. Currently, antimicrobial prescribing patterns in emergency departments (ED) are not well described. Determining inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing patterns and opportunities for interventions by antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are needed.

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