Integrating rapid pathogen identification and antimicrobial stewardship significantly decreases hospital costs. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Bacteremia
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
  • Hospital Costs
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization

abstract

  • Integration of rapid identification and susceptibility techniques with antimicrobial stewardship significantly improved time to optimal therapy, and it decreased hospital length of stay and total costs. This innovative strategy has ramifications for other areas of patient care.

publication date

  • September 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5858/arpa.2012-0651-OA

PubMed ID

  • 23216247

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1247

end page

  • 54

volume

  • 137

number

  • 9