Errors in antibiotic transitions between hospital and nursing home: How often do they occur?

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Errors in antibiotic transitions between hospital and nursing home: How often do they occur?

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Sep 27;:1-4

Authors: Dickinson DT, Rashid S, Weiland A, Tjoa T, Kim DS, Huang SS

Abstract
We performed systematic review on 40 paired hospital and nursing home charts from a clinical trial to evaluate the fidelity of transitions of care among those discharged on antibiotics. We found that 30% of transitions included an inappropriate change to the patient's antibiotic plan of care.

PMID: 31558171 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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