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Study: Provider Preference Could Improve Use of Antibiotics

Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
June 7, 2018

Anticipating physicians’ preferences for how they receive feedback on their prescribing patterns could help improve the way antibiotics are used, according to a new study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

“Antimicrobial use feedback is an important component of antibiotic stewardship initiatives that can improve the use of these drugs,” said Tara Lines, PharmD, infectious disease pharmacy resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and lead author of the study, in a release. “Understanding and anticipating the best way to communicate with providers can help drive change by ensuring providers are reached effectively.”

Read more study findings from Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.