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Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship interventio n onappropriateness of prescribing for community-acquiredpneumonia in an Australian regional hospital

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the second commonest indication for antibiotic use in Australian hospitals and is therefore a frequent target for antimicrobial stewardship. A single-centre prospective study was conducted in a regional referral hospital comparing management of adult patients with CAP before and after an educational intervention. We demonstrated a reduction in duration of therapy and reduced inappropriate use of ceftriaxone-based regimens for non-severe CAP.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Bond, S. E., Boutlis, C. S., Yeo, W. W. & Miyakis, S. (2017). Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship interventio n onappropriateness of prescribing for community-acquiredpneumonia in an Australian regional hospital. Internal Medicine Journal, 47 (5), 582-585.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85019220400

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4744

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 582

End Page


  • 585

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the second commonest indication for antibiotic use in Australian hospitals and is therefore a frequent target for antimicrobial stewardship. A single-centre prospective study was conducted in a regional referral hospital comparing management of adult patients with CAP before and after an educational intervention. We demonstrated a reduction in duration of therapy and reduced inappropriate use of ceftriaxone-based regimens for non-severe CAP.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Bond, S. E., Boutlis, C. S., Yeo, W. W. & Miyakis, S. (2017). Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship interventio n onappropriateness of prescribing for community-acquiredpneumonia in an Australian regional hospital. Internal Medicine Journal, 47 (5), 582-585.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85019220400

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4744

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 582

End Page


  • 585

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • Australia