Impact of the use of procalcitonin assay in hospitalized adult patients with pneumonia at a community acute care hospital.

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Impact of the use of procalcitonin assay in hospitalized adult patients with pneumonia at a community acute care hospital.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Apr;33(4):424-6

Authors: Kook JL, Chao SR, Le J, Robinson PA

Abstract
A retrospective, quasi-experimental cohort study compared antibiotic use before and after implementation of a procalcitonin assay at a community acute care hospital. This study demonstrated that the implementation of the procalcitonin assay was associated with a decrease in antibiotic days of therapy in adult patients with pneumonia.

PMID: 22418643 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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