Duration of Antibiotics Through Care Transitions: A Quality Improvement Initiative

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      • Observational study assessed appropriateness of antibiotic therapy.
      • Over 50% of patients were prescribed excess antibiotics at discharge.
      • Choice of antibiotic was appropriate in 70% of cases.


      Antibiotic resistance is increasing worldwide and can be largely attributed to excess antibiotic use. At our institution, 75% of patients were prescribed excess antibiotic days and total duration of therapy was appropriate in only 24.5% of cases per the reviewers. Choice of antibiotic was appropriate in 70.4% of cases.


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