Variability in Ceftriaxone Dosing Across 32 US Acute Care Children's Hospitals.
Ceftriaxone is one of the most common antibiotics prescribed for hospitalized children in the United States. However, ceftriaxone is not dosed consistently. Sepsis/serious bacterial infection had high dosing variability. Dosing for central nervous system infection was frequently suboptimal. Future efforts should focus on optimizing and standardizing ceftriaxone dosing.
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
antibiotic dosing; ceftriaxone; inpatient antimicrobial stewardship; therapeutic dosing; weight-based dosing
Ferguson, R. A., Herigon, J. C., Lee, B. R., Nakamura, M. M., Newland, J. G. Variability in Ceftriaxone Dosing Across 32 US Acute Care Children's Hospitals. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 10, 677-681 (2021).