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