Prescriber Behavior in Clostridioides difficile Testing: A 3-Hospital Diagnostic Stewardship Intervention.
Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 11;:
Authors: Mizusawa M, Small BA, Hsu YJ, Sharara SL, Advic E, Kauffman C, Milstone AM, Feldman L, Pahwa AK, Trivedi JB, Landrum MB, Maragakis LL, Carroll KC, Cosgrove SE, Rock C, Prevention Epicenters Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Computerized clinical decision support (CCDS) significantly reduced Clostridioides difficile testing at 3 hospitals; from 12.6 to 9.5, from 10.1 to 6.4, and from 14.0 to 9.6 average weekly tests per 1000 inpatient days. There were no related adverse events. Senior providers were more likely than interns or residents to follow CCDS.
PMID: 31125399 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]