Title

Application of an antibiotic spectrum index in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2019

Identifier

DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.221

Abstract

Antimicrobial stewardship programs typically use days of therapy to assess antimicrobial use. However, this metric does not account for the antimicrobial spectrum of activity. We applied an antibiotic spectrum index to a population of very-low-birth-weight infants to assess its utility to evaluate the impact of antimicrobial stewardship interventions.

Journal Title

Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America

Volume

40

Issue

10

First Page

1181

Last Page

1183

MeSH Keywords

Anti-Bacterial Agents; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Female; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Infant, Premature; Infant, Very Low Birth Weight; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Male; Missouri; Practice Patterns, Physicians'; Regression Analysis; Retrospective Studies; Sepsis; Tertiary Care Centers

Keywords

Anti-Bacterial Agents; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Female; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Infant, Premature; Infant, Very Low Birth Weight; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Male; Missouri; Practice Patterns, Physicians'; Regression Analysis; Retrospective Studies; Sepsis; Tertiary Care Centers

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