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Antibiotic Prescribing at the Transition from Hospitalization to Discharge: A Target for Antibiotic Stewardship

  • Norihiro Yogo (a1) (a2), Michelle K. Haas (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4), Bryan C. Knepper (a5) (a4), William J. Burman (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4), Philip S. Mehler (a1) (a2) (a4) and Timothy C. Jenkins (a1) (a2) (a4)...


Of 300 patients prescribed oral antibiotics at the time of hospital discharge, urinary tract infection, community-acquired pneumonia, and skin infections accounted for 181 of the treatment indications (60%). Half of the prescriptions were antibiotics with broad Gram-negative activity. Discharge prescriptions were inappropriate in 79 of 150 cases reviewed (53%).

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;00(0): 1–5


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Address correspondence to Norihiro Yogo, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 12700 E. 19th Avenue, B168, Aurora, CO 80045 (


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Previous Presentation. This work was presented as a poster abstract at IDWeek 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



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