Defining Antibiotic Inertia: Application of a Focused Clinical Scenario Survey to Illuminate A New Target for Antimicrobial Stewardship During Transitions of Care

Kirstin Kooda, Fernanda Bellolio, Ross Dierkhising, Aaron J. Tande

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Abstract

In clinical scenario surveys, inpatient providers were more likely to report continuing inappropriate (odds ratio, 2.02 [95% confidence interval, 1.35-3.03]; P<.001) or broad-spectrum (1.8 [1.27-2.56]; P=.001) antibiotic therapy when initiated by emergency department providers, than to change to appropriate or narrow-spectrum therapy, respectively. Antibiotic inertia could represent a significant antibiotic stewardship target.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2050-2052
Number of pages3
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume74
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2022

Keywords

  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • behavioral patterns
  • cognitive bias
  • emergency department
  • transitions of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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