Reducing pediatric use of antibiotics may lower costs, shorten treatment

09/16/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

The implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program in hospitals was associated with reduced treatment duration, cost and incidence of antibiotic resistance among pediatric patients, a report showed. The average number of days required for treating inpatients with bacterial infections declined by one to two days, and the average cost per episode decreased to $460 from $690. The findings were presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

View Full Article in:

BeckersHospitalReview.com

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Manager/Senior Manager, Health Services Analytics
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Manager/Senior Manager, Health Economist
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Director, Health Services Analytics
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Director/Vice President. Health Actuary
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Attorney
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Office of the Chief Counsel
Silver Spring, MD, MD