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One-day point prevalence as a method for estimating antibiotic use in nursing homes

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 December 2018

Grant R. Barney
Affiliation:
University at Albany, School of Public Health, Albany, New York
Christina B. Felsen
Affiliation:
Center for Community Health and Prevention, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
Ghinwa K. Dumyati
Affiliation:
Center for Community Health and Prevention, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York Infectious Diseases Division, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
Corresponding

Abstract

Antibiotic use tracking in nursing homes is necessary for stewardship and regulatory requirements but may be burdensome. We used pharmacy data to evaluate whether once-weekly sampling of antibiotic use can estimate total use; we found no significant differences in estimated and measured antibiotic use.

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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: The findings of this short communication were presented at the SHEA Spring 2019 conference on April 19, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Cite this article: Grant R. Barney et al. (2019). One-day point prevalence as a method for estimating antibiotic use in nursing homes. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2019, 40, 221–223. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.309

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