Development and Application of an Antibiotic Spectrum Index for Benchmarking Antibiotic Selection Patterns Across Hospitals

Jeffrey S. Gerber, Adam L. Hersh, Matthew P. Kronman, Jason G. Newland, Rachael K. Ross, Talene A. Metjian

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Abstract

Standard metrics for antimicrobial use consider volume but not spectrum of antimicrobial prescribing. We developed an antibiotic spectrum index (ASI) to classify commonly used antibiotics based on activity against important pathogens. The application of this index to hospital antibiotic use reveals how this tool enhances current antimicrobial stewardship metrics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-997
Number of pages5
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

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