Journal article

Quality of inpatient antimicrobial use in hematology and oncology patients.

Abby P Douglas, Lisa Hall, Rodney S James, Leon J Worth, Monica A Slavin, Karin A Thursky, undefined National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To compare antimicrobial prescribing practices in Australian hematology and oncology patients to noncancer acute inpatients and to identify targets for stewardship interventions. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative analysis of a national prospectively collected database. METHODS: Using data from the 2014-2018 annual Australian point-prevalence surveys of antimicrobial prescribing in hospitalized patients (ie, Hospital National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey called Hospital NAPS), the most frequently used antimicrobials, their appropriateness, and guideline concordance were compared among hematology/bone marrow transplant (hemBMT), oncology, and noncancer inpatients in the setting..

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