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Variation in antibiotic use among neonatal intensive care units in the United States

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 September 2021

Hillary J.J. Spencer
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Keerti L. Dantuluri
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Levine Children’s Hospital at Atrium Health, Charlotte, North Carolina
Cary Thurm
Affiliation:
Children’s Hospital Association, Overland Park, Kansas City, Kansas
Hannah Griffith
Affiliation:
Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee
Carlos G. Grijalva
Affiliation:
Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Ritu Banerjee
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Leigh M. Howard*
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
*
Author for correspondence: Leigh M. Howard, E-mail: leigh.howard@vumc.org

Abstract

Antibiotics are widely used in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of antibiotic use across US NICUs to evaluate overall, broad-spectrum, and combination antibiotic use. Patterns of antibiotic use varied by medical versus surgical service line, hospital, and geographic location.

Type
Concise Communication
Copyright
© The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

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Footnotes

PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. An abstract for this research was presented as Poster #1137 at IDWeek 2019 on October 4, 2019, in Washington, DC.

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