Title

Impact of Infectious Diseases Society of America/Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society guidelines on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized children.

Year of Publication

2014

Number of Pages

834-8

Date Published

2014 Mar

ISSN Number

1537-6591

Abstract

<p>We examined the impact of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines that recommend ampicillin or amoxicillin for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Prescribing of ampicillin/amoxicillin increased following guideline publication, but remains low. Cephalosporin and macrolide prescribing decreased but remains common. Further studies exploring outcomes of and reasons for compliance with guidelines are warranted.</p>

DOI

10.1093/cid/ciu013

Alternate Title

Clin. Infect. Dis.

PMID

24399088

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