Harvesting the low-hanging fruit? Comparative assessment of intravenous to oral route antimicrobial conversion policy implementation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Policies that promote conversion of antibiotics from intravenous to oral route administration are considered "low hanging fruit" for hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs. We developed a simple metric based on digestive days of therapy divided by total days of therapy for targeted agents and a method for hospital comparisons. External comparisons may help identify opportunities for improving prospective implementation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moehring, RW; Davis, A; Dodds Ashley, E; Dyer, AP; Drew, RH; Loknyghina, Y; Johnson, MD; Jones, TM; Spires, SS; Sexton, DJ; Anderson, DJ

Published Date

  • July 15, 2022

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 5

PubMed ID

  • 35838318

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2022.158


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States