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Accuracy of Provider-Selected Indications for Antibiotic Orders

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 January 2018

Emily L. Heil*
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy Science and Practice, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland
Lisa Pineles
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Poonam Mathur
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Daniel J. Morgan
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Anthony D. Harris
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Arjun Srinivasan
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
Kerri A. Thom
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
*
Address correspondence to Emily L. Heil, PharmD, 20 N Pine St, N413, Baltimore, MD 21224 (eheil@rx.umaryland.edu).

Abstract

Documentation of antibiotic indication provides helpful information for antimicrobial stewardship, but accuracy is not understood. Review of 396 antibiotic orders in a pediatric ICU and adult medicine step-down unit found 90% agreement between provider-selected indication and independent review. Prompts to enter antibiotic indication during order entry provide largely accurate information.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:111–113

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© 2018 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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Footnotes

PREVIOUS PRESENTAION. Preliminary results of this work were presented at ID Week 2017 on October 6, 2017, in San Diego, California, poster #1071.

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