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Successful use of feedback to improve antibiotic prescribing and reduce Clostridium difficile infection: a controlled interrupted time series.

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OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of reinforcing a narrow-spectrum antibiotic policy on antibiotic prescription and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rates by feedback of antibiotic use to doctors, as part of a departmental audit and feedback programme. DESIGN: A prospective controlled interrupted time-series (ITS) study, with pre-defined pre- and post-intervention periods, each of 21 months. SETTING: Three acute medical wards for elderly people in a teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: S...

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10.1093/jac/dkm014

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Journal:
Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
Volume:
59
Issue:
5
Pages:
990-995
Publication date:
2007-05-01
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EISSN:
1460-2091
ISSN:
0305-7453
Source identifiers:
375144
Language:
English
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pubs:375144
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pubs:375144
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2013-11-16

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