An Evaluation of Antibiotic Prescribing Practices Upon Hospital Discharge

Sarah J. Scarpato, Daniel R. Timko, Valerie C. Cluzet, Jillian P. Dougherty, Jonathan J. Nunez, Neil O. Fishman, Keith W. Hamilton

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We conducted a retrospective study of the appropriateness of antimicrobial agents prescribed on discharge from an acute care hospital. Seventy percent of discharge antibiotics were inappropriate in antibiotic drug choice, dose, or duration. Our findings suggest there is a significant need for antimicrobial stewardship at transitions in care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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