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Title:

Antibiotic Consumption and Stewardship at a Hospital outside of an Early Coronavirus Disease 2019 Epicenter

Authors:
Deanna J. Buehrle, Brooke K. Decker, Marilyn M. Wagener, Amesh Adalja, Nina Singh, Mary C. McEllistrem, M. Hong Nguyen, Cornelius J. Clancy
Date posted:
August 19, 2020
Publication type:
Article
Publication:
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 Oct 20;64(11):e01011-20
Publisher:
American Society for Microbiology
DOI:
10.1128/AAC.01011-20
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Introduction:
There are scant data on the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on hospital antibiotic consumption, and no data from outside epicenters. At our nonepicenter hospital, antibiotic days of therapy (DOT) and bed days of care (BDOC) were reduced by 151.5/month and 285/month, respectively, for March to June 2020 compared to 2018–2019 (P = 0.001 and P < 0.001). DOT per 1,000 BDOC was increased (8.1/month; P = 0.001). COVID-19 will impact antibiotic consumption, stewardship, and resistance in ways that will likely differ temporally and by region.

 

 

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