Application of an antibiotic spectrum index in the neonatal intensive care unit

Alexandra C. Lahart, Christopher C. McPherson, Jeffrey S. Gerber, Barbara B. Warner, Brian R. Lee, Jason G. Newland

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Abstract

Antimicrobial stewardship programs typically use days of therapy to assess antimicrobial use. However, this metric does not account for the antimicrobial spectrum of activity. We applied an antibiotic spectrum index to a population of very-low-birth-weight infants to assess its utility to evaluate the impact of antimicrobial stewardship interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1181-1183
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

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