Guideline compliance and clinical outcomes among patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia with infectious diseases consultation in addition to antimicrobial stewardship-directed review

American Journal of Infection ControlBuehrle K, et al. | April 21, 2017

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Authors in this study aimed to investigate the effect of infectious diseases consultation (IDC) on Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) management with concomitant antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) review and resulting outcomes. Findings suggest that patients with SAB receiving an IDC were more likely to receive guideline–congruent management and had significantly reduced mortality. They identified no improvements in antibiotic choice or dosing, which is likely a result of ASP review.

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