Proposed metrics to benchmark antibiotic prescribing in pediatric outpatient settings.
Metrics to track and compare outpatient pediatric antibiotic prescribing are needed to improve antibiotic use and prevent unwanted consequences of antibiotic overuse. We have considered the impact and feasibility of available metrics and propose select high-priority measures for electronic reporting of pediatric outpatient antibiotic use. Streamlined use of antibiotic prescribing metrics will allow for national benchmarking, monitoring and identification of targets and goals for improvement.
American journal of infection control
Benchmarking; Children; Measures; Outpatient antibiotic stewardship
Poole NM, Wattles BA, El Feghaly RE; SHARPS-OP Collaborative Benchmarking Subgroup. Proposed metrics to benchmark antibiotic prescribing in pediatric outpatient settings. Am J Infect Control. 2021;49(12):1547-1550. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2021.08.028