Post-prescription antibiotic review based on computerized tools

Bouchand, F. et al. The Journal of Hospital Infection. Published online: November 25 2016

 

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Background: Controlling antibiotic use in healthcare establishments limits their consumption and the emergence of bacterial resistance.

Aim: We evaluated the efficiency of an innovative antibiotic-stewardship strategy implemented over 3 years in a university hospital.

 

Conclusion: This computerized, shared-access, antibiotic-stewardship strategy seems to be time-saving and effectively limited misuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics.

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