Excessive use of vancomycin: a successful intervention strategy at an academic medical center.

Journal Article

The project goal was to decrease excessive vancomycin use. Interventions included an educational chart note the first day of therapy, followed by pharmacists discussing the need for continued therapy with patients' physicians. Empirical vancomycin use improved from 20% to 90% compliance with guidelines within 6 months of the intervention.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hamilton, CD; Drew, R; Janning, SW; Latour, JK; Hayward, S

Published Date

  • January 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 42 - 45

PubMed ID

  • 10656355

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0899-823X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/501703


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States