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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Regarding Piperacillin-Tazobactam Prescribing Practices: Results From a Multicenter Study

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 June 2016

Theresa L. Antoine*
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Amy B. Curtis
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia College of Health and Human Services, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Henry M. Blumberg
Affiliation:
Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Kathryn DeSilva
Affiliation:
Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Mesfin Fransua
Affiliation:
Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Carolyn V. Gould
Affiliation:
Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Mark King
Affiliation:
Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, Colorado
Alice A. Kraman
Affiliation:
Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
Jan Pack
Affiliation:
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
Bruce Ribner
Affiliation:
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Ulrich Seybold
Affiliation:
Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
James P. Steinberg
Affiliation:
Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Jane B. Wells
Affiliation:
Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
Ronda L. Sinkowitz-Cochran
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Denise Cardo
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
John A. Jernigan
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Robert P. Gaynes
Affiliation:
Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
*
1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop A-31, Atlanta, GA30333 (tantoine@cdc.gov)

Abstract

We investigated knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of prescribers concerning piperacillin-tazobactam use at 4 Emory University-affiliated hospitals. Discussions during focus groups indicated that the participants' perceived knowledge of clinical criteria for appropriate piperacillin-tazobactam use was inadequate. Retrospective review of medical records identified inappropriate practices. These findings have influenced ongoing interventions aimed at optimizing piperacillin-tazobactam use.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2006

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