Delivering outpatient antibiotic therapy (OPAT) in an Acute Medical Unit.
Acute Med. 2011;10(1):22-5
Authors: Yan YM, Singh M, Tonks K, Kavi J, Langford NJ
Outpatient antibiotic therapy (OPAT) is being developed and practised in an increasing number of acute hospitals within the United Kingdom. This article is a review of the OPAT service delivered by a large inner city hospital over the last two years. The service demonstrates the key elements of OPAT demonstrating different delivery models, aspects of patient selection, spectrum of infections treated, choice and delivery of antimicrobials, efficacy, patient safety, outcomes, and the cost-effectiveness of this programme.
PMID: 21573260 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]