Improving antibiotic utilization through an outpatient stewardship initiative.
Antibiotic prescribing errors at hospital discharge are common. We designed a pharmacist-driven antimicrobial stewardship program to evaluate prescriptions prior to being transmitted to community pharmacies. Drug-related problems were identified in prescriptions for 48 of 149 patients, resulting in 55 interventions. Review at discharge improves outpatient prescribing of antimicrobials.
Published In/Presented At
Hiryak, K. M., Kludjian, G. A., Gallagher, J. C., & Cavaretta, M. J. (2023). Improving antibiotic utilization through an outpatient stewardship initiative. Antimicrobial stewardship & healthcare epidemiology : ASHE, 3(1), e120. https://doi.org/10.1017/ash.2022.367
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Population Health