Impact of a prescriber-driven antibiotic time-out on antibiotic use in hospitalized patients

Kerri A. Thom, Pranita D. Tamma, Anthony D. Harris, Kathryn Dzintars, Daniel J. Morgan, Shanshan Li, Lisa Pineles, Arjun Srinivasan, Edina Avdic, Sara E. Cosgrove

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Abstract

A multicenter quasi-experimental study of a provider-driven antibiotic “time-out” in 3470 antibiotic courses showed no difference in antibiotic use before and after implementation, but did show a decrease in inappropriate therapy (45% vs 31%, P < .05). Single time-outs without input from antibiotic stewardship teams are insufficient to optimize prescribing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1581-1584
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume68
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 24 2019

Keywords

  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Antibiotic time-out

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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