Journal article

The Penicillin Allergy Delabeling Program: A Multicenter Whole-of-Hospital Health Services Intervention and Comparative Effectiveness Study.

Kyra YL Chua, Sara Vogrin, Susan Bury, Abby Douglas, Natasha E Holmes, Nixon Tan, Natasha K Brusco, Rebecca Hall, Belinda Lambros, Jacinta Lean, Wendy Stevenson, Misha Devchand, Kent Garrett, Karin Thursky, M Lindsay Grayson, Monica A Slavin, Elizabeth J Phillips, Jason A Trubiano

Clin Infect Dis | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: Penicillin allergies are associated with inferior patient and antimicrobial stewardship outcomes. We implemented a whole-of-hospital program to assess the efficacy of inpatient delabeling for low-risk penicillin allergies in hospitalized inpatients. METHODS: Patients ≥ 18 years of age with a low-risk penicillin allergy were offered a single-dose oral penicillin challenge or direct label removal based on history (direct delabeling). The primary endpoint was the proportion of patients delabeled. Key secondary endpoints were antibiotic utilization pre- (index admission) and post-delabeling (index admission and 90 days). RESULTS: Between 21 January 2019 and 31 August 2019, we assesse..

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