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

  • Natasha N. Pettit (a1), Zhe Han (a1), Anish R. Choksi (a1), Angella Charnot-Katsikas (a2), Kathleen G. Beavis (a2), Vera Tesic (a2), Palak Bhagat (a1), Cynthia T. Nguyen (a1), Allison H. Bartlett (a3) and Jennifer Pisano (a4)...

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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Author for correspondence: Natasha N. Pettit, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID), 5841 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60605. E-mail: natasha.pettit@uchospitals.edu

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