Published online by Cambridge University Press: 05 December 2018
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.
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