Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy practices among pediatric infectious diseases consultants: Results of an emerging infections network survey

Ritu Banerjee, Susan E. Beekmann, Elizabeth H. Doby, Philip M. Polgreen, Mobeen H. Rathore, Adam L. Hersh

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Abstract

We conducted a survey of pediatric members of the Emerging Infections Network regarding outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) practices and clinical decision making about OPAT initiation. We identified substantial variation in characteristics and resources of pediatric OPAT practices. Opportunities to improve oversight of OPAT in children should be explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberpis137
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Emerging infections network
  • OPAT
  • Pediatric
  • Stewardship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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