Rev Esp Quimioter 2016, 29(3):119-122
An antimicrobial stewardship program reduces antimicrobial therapy duration and hospital stay in surgical wards
ROBERT GÜERRI-FERNÁNDEZ, JUDIT VILLAR-GARCÍA, SABINA HERRERA-FERNÁNDEZ, MARTA TRENCHS-RODRÍGUEZ, JORDI FERNÁNDEZ-MORATO, LUCÍA MORO, JOAN SANCHO, LUIS GRANDE, ALBERT CLARÁ, SANTIAGO GRAU, JUAN PABLO HORCAJADA
An antimicrobial stewardship program reduces antimicrobial therapy duration and hospital stay in surgical wardsWe report a quasi-experimental study of the implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program in two surgical wards, with a pre-intervention period with just assessment of prescription and an intervention period with a prospective audit on antibiotic prescription model. There was a significant reduction of length of stay and the total days of antimicrobial administration. There were no differences in mortality between groups. The antimicrobial stewardship program led to the early detection of inappropriate empirical antibiotic treatment and was associated with a significant reduction in length of stay and the total duration of antimicrobial therapy.
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