Parenteral versus oral administration of systemic antimicrobials in European nursing homes: a point-prevalence survey.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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BACKGROUND: Residents in long-term care facilities are predisposed to healthcare-associated infections that are likely caused by antimicrobial-resistant micro-organisms. Long-term care facilities are increasingly able to offer parenteral antimicrobial treatment but there are few data on the use and appropriateness of such treatment in this setting. Information on the use of parenteral antimicrobials and associated factors in long-term care facilities is necessary to assess the risks and benefits of this treatment and to support the development of antimicrobial policies aimed at minimizing t…

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