Improving fluoroquinolone use in the outpatient setting using a patient safety initiative

Kazuaki Jindai, Michihiko Goto, Kimberly Mackay, Graeme N. Forrest, Jackson Musuuza, Nasia Safdar, Christopher Pfeiffer

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Abstract

We analyzed the impact of a fluoroquinolone patient safety initiative on the weekly fluoroquinolone prescription rate in Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinics. We observed a significant initial but unsustained reduction. Such an initiative can function as an antimicrobial stewardship intervention; however, strategies to promote sustainability should be explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1108-1111
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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