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

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:
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
American Society for Microbiology
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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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