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Economic impact of redundant antimicrobial therapy in US hospitals.

Authors
  • Schultz, Leslie
  • Lowe, Timothy J
  • Srinivasan, Arjun
  • Neilson, Dwight
  • Pugliese, Gina
Type
Published Article
Journal
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2014
Volume
35
Issue
10
Pages
1229–1235
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1086/678066
PMID: 25203175
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our study suggests that there may be pervasive use of redundant antimicrobial therapy within US hospitals. Appropriate use of antimicrobials may reduce the risk of harm to patients and lower healthcare costs.

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