Safety of Palivizumab Stewardship in Conjunction with Infection Prevention and Control Strategies for Healthcare-Associated Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections

Patel, R. M.; Kociolek, L. K.; Merrick, E.; Reuter, C.; Kronforst, K.; Zheng, X.; Patel, S. J.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Feb 22; 39(4):485-487


Transitioning from administration of monthly palivizumab to a single dose at discharge was associated with substantial pharmacy cost savings. With the concurrent adoption of private hospital rooms and visitor restriction policies, hospital-wide and neonatal intensive care unit healthcare-associated respiratory syncytial virus infections decreased following these changes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:485-487.

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