Use of computerized decision support systems to improve antibiotic prescribing.
Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy | Published : 2006
This decade will see the emergence of the electronic medical record, electronic prescribing and computerized decision support in the hospital setting. Current opinion from key infectious diseases bodies supports the use of computerized decision support systems as potentially useful tools in antibiotic stewardship programs. However, although antibiotic decision support systems appear beneficial for improving the quality of prescribing and reducing the costs of antibiotic prescribing, their overall cost-effectiveness, impact on patient outcome and antimicrobial resistance is much less certain. This review describes computerized decision support systems used to assist with antibiotic prescribin..View full abstract