Ideal and Actual Impact of Rapid Diagnostic Testing and Antibiotic Stewardship on Antibiotic Prescribing and Clinical Outcomes in Children with Positive Blood Cultures

Reuter, C. H.; Palac, H. L.; Kociolek, L. K.; Zheng, X. T.; Chao, Y. Y.; Patel, R.; Patel, S. J.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 May 12


BACKGROUND: Implementing matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight (MALDI-TOF) and multiplex PCR (mPCR) has been associated with decreased mortality and hospital length of stay in adults, but the impact in pediatrics is less understood. METHODS: This pre-post quasi-experimental study compared antibiotic prescribing for positive blood cultures in patients

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