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

Jindai K, Goto M, MacKay K, Forrest GN, Musuuza J, Safdar N, Pfeiffer CD. Improving fluoroquinolone use in the outpatient setting using a patient safety initiative. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2018 Sep 1; 39(9):1108-1111.

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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.





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