Use of a Clostridium difficile clinical prediction rule to facilitate antimicrobial stewardship

Davin Kamiyama, Bruce H. Weng, Monica A. Donnelley, Elizabeth Zhu, Jennifer Brown

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Abstract

In this study, we assessed whether a Clostridium difficile clinical prediction rule could be used to facilitate antimicrobial stewardship in an acute care hospital. We found that patients with higher scores were more likely to receive unnecessary antimicrobials and had the greatest potential for antimicrobial stewardship interventions. This novel method has the potential to expedite antimicrobial stewardship efforts, particularly for complex patients, in health care institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-253
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection Prevention
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

Keywords

  • antibiotic stewardship
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • clinical prediction rule
  • Clostridium difficile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Infectious Diseases

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