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Title:

Antibiotic consumption and stewardship at a hospital outside of an early Coronavirus disease 2019 epicentre

Authors:
Deanna J. Buehrle, Brooke K. Decker, Marilyn M. Wagener, Amesh Adalja, Nina Singh, Mary C. McEllistrem, Hong Nguyen, Cornelius J. Clancy
Date posted:
August 21, 2020
Publication type:
Article
Publication:
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Publisher:
American Society for Microbiology
DOI:
10.1128/AAC.01011-20
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Introduction:
There are scant data on impact of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 on hospital antibiotic consumption, and no data from outside epicentres. At our non-epicentrehospital, antibiotic days of therapy (DOT) and bed days of care (BDOC) were reduced by 151.5/month and 285/month, respectively, for March-June 2020, compared to 2018-19 (P=0.001 andP<0.001). DOT/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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