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Improved rates of antimicrobial stewardship interventions following implementation of the Epic antimicrobial stewardship module

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 June 2018

Natasha N. Pettit
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Zhe Han
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Anish R. Choksi
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Angella Charnot-Katsikas
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Kathleen G. Beavis
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Vera Tesic
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Palak Bhagat
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Cynthia T. Nguyen
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Allison H. Bartlett
Affiliation:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health Division, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Jennifer Pisano
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases and Global Health, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Corresponding

Abstract

We evaluated the impact of the Epic antimicrobial stewardship module (EAM) on the number of interventions, antimicrobial usage, and clinical outcomes. Use of the EAM allowed us to significantly increase the number of ASP antimicrobial reviews and interventions while maintaining a sustained impact on antimicrobial utilization.

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