Antibiotic assessment at hospital discharge-Room for stewardship intervention

Susanne Gapen Barnett, Paul Lata, Meredith Kavalier, Christopher Crnich, Prakash Balasubramanian

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Our stewardship team evaluated 19 months of discharge antibiotic prescriptions to determine prescribing appropriateness and to characterize the interventions made. Intervention occurred in 9.7% of patients, with a 58% acceptance rate. Most interventions were educational (antibiotic course was complete at time of intervention). Discharge antibiotic review is a potential stewardship tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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