Title

Proposed metrics to benchmark antibiotic prescribing in pediatric outpatient settings.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2021

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2021.08.028

Abstract

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.

Journal Title

American journal of infection control

Volume

49

Issue

12

First Page

1547

Last Page

1550

Keywords

Benchmarking; Children; Measures; Outpatient antibiotic stewardship

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