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The impact of formulary restriction on the relative consumption of carbapenems in intensive care units at an academic medical center

  • Jacob W. Pierce (a1), Andrew Kirk (a2), Kimberly B. Lee (a3), John D. Markley (a4), Amy Pakyz (a5), Gonzalo Bearman (a3) (a6), Michelle E. Doll (a3) (a6) and Michael P. Stevens (a3) (a6)...

Abstract

Antipseudomonal carbapenems are an important target for antimicrobial stewardship programs. We evaluated the impact of formulary restriction and preauthorization on relative carbapenem use for medical and surgical intensive care units at a large, urban academic medical center using interrupted time-series analysis.

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Author for correspondence: Michael P. Stevens, E-mail: michael.stevens@vcuhealth.org.

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