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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…

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Intravenous Ceftriaxone at Home for Children With Cellulitis

At-home treatment with short-course ceftriaxone is safe and effective for children requiring intravenous antibiotics for cellulitis, and is less costly and preferred by patients, according to a study published in The Lancet: Infectious Diseases. No increased acquisition of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms was seen in this study of previously healthy children using ceftriaxone at home, but larger…