Antibiotic prescribing at the transition from hospitalization to discharge: a target for antibiotic stewardship.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Apr;36(4):474-8
Authors: Yogo N, Haas MK, Knepper BC, Burman WJ, Mehler PS, Jenkins TC
Of 300 patients prescribed oral antibiotics at the time of hospital discharge, urinary tract infection, community-acquired pneumonia, and skin infections accounted for 181 of the treatment indications (60%). Half of the prescriptions were antibiotics with broad Gram-negative activity. Discharge prescriptions were inappropriate in 79 of 150 cases reviewed (53%). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;00(0): 1-5.
PMID: 25782905 [PubMed - in process]