Title

Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship interventio n onappropriateness of prescribing for community-acquiredpneumonia in an Australian regional hospital

RIS ID

114190

Publication Details

Bond, S. E., Boutlis, C. S., Yeo, W. W. & Miyakis, S. (2017). Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship interventio n onappropriateness of prescribing for community-acquiredpneumonia in an Australian regional hospital. Internal Medicine Journal, 47 (5), 582-585.

Abstract

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the second commonest indication for antibiotic use in Australian hospitals and is therefore a frequent target for antimicrobial stewardship. A single-centre prospective study was conducted in a regional referral hospital comparing management of adult patients with CAP before and after an educational intervention. We demonstrated a reduction in duration of therapy and reduced inappropriate use of ceftriaxone-based regimens for non-severe CAP.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.13401