Title

Development and Application of an Antibiotic Spectrum Index for Benchmarking Antibiotic Selection Patterns Across Hospitals.

Year of Publication

2017

Number of Pages

1-5

Date Published

2017 May 31

ISSN Number

1559-6834

Abstract

<p>Standard metrics for antimicrobial use consider volume but not spectrum of antimicrobial prescribing. We developed an antibiotic spectrum index (ASI) to classify commonly used antibiotics based on activity against important pathogens. The application of this index to hospital antibiotic use reveals how this tool enhances current antimicrobial stewardship metrics. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017:1-5.</p>

DOI

10.1017/ice.2017.94

Alternate Title

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol

PMID

28560946

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