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Use of Antibiotics Reserved for Resistant Gram-Negative Infections at Freestanding U.S. Children’s Hospitals from 2004 to 2014

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 May 2016

Monika Jelic
Affiliation:
School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Amanda L. Adler
Affiliation:
Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
Arianna Miles-Jay
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
Scott J. Weissman
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
Matthew P. Kronman
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
Danielle M. Zerr*
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
*
Address correspondence to Danielle M Zerr, 4800 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 (danielle.zerr@seattlechildrens.org).

Abstract

We used the Pediatric Health Information System database to assess the use of antibiotics reserved for the treatment of resistant Gram-negative infections in children from 2004 to 2014. Overall, use of these agents increased in children from 2004 to 2007 and subsequently decreased.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016:37:967–970

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© 2016 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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