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Quality Indicators for Optimal Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

New research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases describes the systematic development of 33 quality indicators for optimal outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT). According to the study authors, these quality indicators are useful to assess and improve the quality of care provided by OPAT teams. Investigators used a RAND-modified Delphi procedure to develop their set of…
Providers need to get approval to use antibiotics before they are prescribed.

Increased Carbapenem Resistance-Related Mortality in Lower Income Countries

In low- and middle-income countries, carbapenem resistance may be associated with increased mortality and length of hospital stay in patients with bloodstream infections, according to a study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases. Antimicrobial resistance is a significant economic and global health threat. Strategies such as infection control measures, new antimicrobial development, and antimicrobial stewardship are…
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