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Antibiotic management and early discharge from hospital: an economic analysis.

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate potential costs and savings from implementing an evaluation tool that uses bedside review of antibiotic use and infection management to assess whether patients with infections in acute medical and surgical wards could have their antibiotic regimen changed and be safely managed out of hospital. METHODS: The tool was implemented in 30 acute wards in five UK hospital trusts. Data were collected on demographic variables, diagnosis, social situation, hospital stay and all ...

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10.1093/jac/dks194

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Journal:
The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
Volume:
67
Issue:
9
Pages:
2297-2302
Publication date:
2012-09-05
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EISSN:
1460-2091
ISSN:
0305-7453
URN:
uuid:bd055cb8-73ba-4eff-b20c-680263f71a11
Source identifiers:
353358
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pubs:353358

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