Improvements Needed in Antibiotic Stewardship in the Neonatal Setting
Rate of initiation of empirical early antibiotic therapy remained essentially unchanged from 2009 to 2015.
The use of antibiotics in children younger than 24 months was modestly associated with being overweight and obese at age 5 years.
The Dundee classification can predict mortality risk in clinical settings to determine which patients can be managed with oral or IV therapy.
Subsequent risk increased with infections requiring hospitalization, treatment with anti-infective agents.