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Implementation of infectious diseases rapid molecular diagnostic tests and antimicrobial stewardship program involvement in acute-care hospitals

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 October 2020

Maiko Kondo*
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
Matthew S. Simon
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
Lars F. Westblade
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
Stephen G. Jenkins
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
N. Esther Babady
Affiliation:
Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Angela S. Loo
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
David P. Calfee*
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
*
Author for correspondence: David P. Calfee, E-mail: dpc9003@med.cornell.edu. Or Maiko Kondo, E-mail: Mkondo@northwell.edu.
Author for correspondence: David P. Calfee, E-mail: dpc9003@med.cornell.edu. Or Maiko Kondo, E-mail: Mkondo@northwell.edu.

Abstract

A survey of acute-care hospitals found that rapid molecular diagnostic tests (RMDTs) have been widely adopted. Although many hospitals use their antimicrobial stewardship team and/or guidelines to help clinicians interpret results and optimize treatment, opportunities to more fully achieve the potential benefits of RMDTs remain.

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© The Author(s), 2020. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

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Footnotes

ADDITIONAL PRESENTATION. An abstract summarizing the results of this study was accepted for presentation at the 6th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections, Atlanta, Georgia, March 26–30, 2020. The conference was canceled, however, due to the COVID-19 crisis. Abstracts will be published in a supplementary issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

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