Impact of infectious diseases society of America/Pediatric infectious diseases society guidelines on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized children

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

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Abstract

We examined the impact of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines that recommend ampicillin or amoxicillin for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Prescribing of ampicillin/amoxicillin increased following guideline publication, but remains low. Cephalosporin and macrolide prescribing decreased but remains common. Further studies exploring outcomes of and reasons for compliance with guidelines are warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)834-838
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume58
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • antibiotics
  • community-acquired pneumonia
  • guidelines
  • pediatrics

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