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WHO: More Than 7 Million Air Pollution Deaths Each Year

WHO: More Than 7 Million Air Pollution Deaths Each Year News & Analysis with a UTI who did not have a catheter, the John R. Combes, MD, senior vice • An action to improve prescribing, such as CDCfoundthatmorethanone-thirdofthose president at the American Hospital Asso- requiring reassessment of prescriptions cases involved mistakes that could contrib- ciation, said that hospitals recognize the after 48 hours for drug choice, dose, and utetoresistance.Forexample,sampleswere need for improvement and that the asso- duration not taken before initiating therapy, doses ciation is partnering with other organiza- • Monitoring of prescribing and resistance were incorrect, therapy was not reevalu- tions to build a toolkit for stewardship patterns ated after 48 hours, or antibiotics were ad- programs. • Regular reporting of resistance informa- ministered for too long. “We must improve our processes, not tion to clinicians “The data on surveillance are no sur- only to protect our patients, but to protect • Education about resistance and judicious prise, but it is important to have numbers to our antibiotics,” he said. prescribing support stewardship programs,” said Helen Boucher, who was hired by Tufts to lead Boucher, MD, a physician at Tufts Medical Stewardship Infrastructure its stewardship program, said that not only Center and a member of the Infectious Dis- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

WHO: More Than 7 Million Air Pollution Deaths Each Year

JAMA , Volume 311 (15) – Apr 16, 2014

WHO: More Than 7 Million Air Pollution Deaths Each Year

Abstract

News & Analysis with a UTI who did not have a catheter, the John R. Combes, MD, senior vice • An action to improve prescribing, such as CDCfoundthatmorethanone-thirdofthose president at the American Hospital Asso- requiring reassessment of prescriptions cases involved mistakes that could contrib- ciation, said that hospitals recognize the after 48 hours for drug choice, dose, and utetoresistance.Forexample,sampleswere need for improvement and that the asso- duration not taken before...
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American Medical Association
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
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10.1001/jama.2014.4031
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24737355
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Abstract

News & Analysis with a UTI who did not have a catheter, the John R. Combes, MD, senior vice • An action to improve prescribing, such as CDCfoundthatmorethanone-thirdofthose president at the American Hospital Asso- requiring reassessment of prescriptions cases involved mistakes that could contrib- ciation, said that hospitals recognize the after 48 hours for drug choice, dose, and utetoresistance.Forexample,sampleswere need for improvement and that the asso- duration not taken before initiating therapy, doses ciation is partnering with other organiza- • Monitoring of prescribing and resistance were incorrect, therapy was not reevalu- tions to build a toolkit for stewardship patterns ated after 48 hours, or antibiotics were ad- programs. • Regular reporting of resistance informa- ministered for too long. “We must improve our processes, not tion to clinicians “The data on surveillance are no sur- only to protect our patients, but to protect • Education about resistance and judicious prise, but it is important to have numbers to our antibiotics,” he said. prescribing support stewardship programs,” said Helen Boucher, who was hired by Tufts to lead Boucher, MD, a physician at Tufts Medical Stewardship Infrastructure its stewardship program, said that not only Center and a member of the Infectious Dis-

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Published: Apr 16, 2014

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