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It is time to define antimicrobial never events

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 December 2018

Jiajun Liu
Affiliation:
Pharmacometrics Center of Excellence, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, Illinois Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Keith S. Kaye
Affiliation:
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Nicholas J. Mercuro
Affiliation:
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Susan L. Davis
Affiliation:
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Twisha S. Patel
Affiliation:
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Lindsay A. Petty
Affiliation:
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Gwendolyn M. Pais
Affiliation:
Pharmacometrics Center of Excellence, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, Illinois
Marc H. Scheetz
Affiliation:
Pharmacometrics Center of Excellence, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, Illinois Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
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Abstract

Inappropriate antibiotic use is associated with increased antimicrobial resistance and adverse events that can lead to further downstream patient harm. Preventative strategies must be employed to improve antibiotic use while reducing avoidable harm. We use the term “antibiotic never events” to globally recognize and define the most inappropriate antibiotic use.

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Footnotes

Cite this article: Liu J, et al. (2019). It is time to define antimicrobial never events Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2019, 40, 206–207. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.313

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