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. M.; Patel, S. J.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 May 12; 38(2):131-137

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Implementing matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight and multiplex polymerase chain reaction 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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