A pooled, pediatric antibiogram can benefit clinicians in many ways, according to new research findings from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Pooling antibiograms data allows clinicians to identify nationwide patterns of antibiotic resistance in children’s hospitals, allows cross-hospital benchmarking, and allows under-resourced hospitals without sufficient clinical isolates to generate their own antibiograms to use this information to better inform empiric antibiotic treatment practices, according to Pranita D. Tamma, MD, MHS of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues in a recent study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
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