Managing an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy team: Challenges and solutions

Jenana Halilovic, Cinda L. Christensen, Hien H Nguyen

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Abstract

Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) programs should strive to deliver safe, cost effective, and high quality care. One of the keys to developing and sustaining a high quality OPAT program is to understand the common challenges or barriers to OPAT delivery. We review the most common challenges to starting and managing an OPAT program and give practical advice on addressing these issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-465
Number of pages7
JournalTherapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • OPAT
  • Program management
  • Quality
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Safety Research
  • Chemical Health and Safety

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