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Evaluation of an Antimicrobial Culture Review and Follow up Program in the Emergency Department

Miller, Kimberly (2013) Evaluation of an Antimicrobial Culture Review and Follow up Program in the Emergency Department. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Despite rising concern about antimicrobial resistance, there is limited information on the appropriateness of antimicrobial prescriptions in patients who are discharged from the emergency department (ED). Lack of antimicrobial stewardship and appropriate follow up is a public health concern due to inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics resulting in microbial resistance and inadequately treated patients potentially spreading infectious diseases. Our objectives were to describe the prevalence of inappropriate antimicrobial follow up prescriptions, based on Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) or clinical guidelines, in discharged adult ED patients. These patients required follow up due to inadequate antimicrobial prescription and identify clinical factors associated with such prescription.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Miller, Kimberly
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFinegold, David Ndnf@pitt.eduDNFUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberCastle, Nicholascastlen@pitt.eduCASTLENUNSPECIFIED
Date: 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Multidisciplinary MPH
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 15:35
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 13:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20246

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