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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases