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

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Fluoroquinolones
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  • Microbiology (medical)
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Improving fluoroquinolone use in the outpatient setting using a patient safety initiative. / Jindai, Kazuaki; Goto, Michihiko; Mackay, Kimberly; Forrest, Graeme N.; Musuuza, Jackson; Safdar, Nasia; Pfeiffer, Christopher.

In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology, Vol. 39, No. 9, 01.09.2018, p. 1108-1111.

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Jindai, Kazuaki ; Goto, Michihiko ; Mackay, Kimberly ; Forrest, Graeme N. ; Musuuza, Jackson ; Safdar, Nasia ; Pfeiffer, Christopher. / Improving fluoroquinolone use in the outpatient setting using a patient safety initiative. In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2018 ; Vol. 39, No. 9. pp. 1108-1111.
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