Antimicrobial stewardship at transition of care from hospital to community.

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Antimicrobial stewardship at transition of care from hospital to community.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Apr;33(4):401-4

Authors: Shrestha NK, Bhaskaran A, Scalera NM, Schmitt SK, Rehm SJ, Gordon SM

Abstract
Mandatory infectious disease consultation for parenteral antimicrobials at hospital discharge resulted in avoiding postdischarge parenteral antimicrobials in 28% of patients. No emergency department visit or rehospitalization within 30 days for these patients was a consequence of parenteral antimicrobial avoidance. Antimicrobial stewardship at transition of care is effective in reducing unnecessary antimicrobial use.

PMID: 22418637 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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