Impact of removing ESBL designation from culture reports on the selection of antibiotics for the treatment of infections associated with ESBL-producing organisms

Mark D. Lesher, Cory M. Hale, Dona S.S. Wijetunge, Matt R. England, Debra S. Myers, David W. Craft

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Abstract

We characterized the impact of removal of the ESBL designation from microbiology reports on inpatient antibiotic prescribing. Definitive prescribing of carbapenems decreased from 48.4% to 16.1% (P =.01) and β-lactam-β-lactamase inhibitor combination increased from 19.4% to 61.3% (P =.002). Our findings confirm the importance of collaboration between microbiology and antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)604-607
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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