Title

Application of an antibiotic spectrum index in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Year of Publication

2019

Number of Pages

1-3

Date Published

2019 Jul 29

ISSN Number

1559-6834

Abstract

<p>Antimicrobial stewardship programs typically use days of therapy to assess antimicrobial use. However, this metric does not account for the antimicrobial spectrum of activity. We applied an antibiotic spectrum index to a population of very-low-birth-weight infants to assess its utility to evaluate the impact of antimicrobial stewardship interventions.</p>

DOI

10.1017/ice.2019.221

Alternate Title

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol

PMID

31352907

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