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
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]