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Ramly E, Tong M, Bondar S
Workflow barriers and strategies to reduce antibiotic overuse in nursing homes.
Antibiotic overuse is a significant problem in nursing homes (NHs). Strategies to improve antibiotic prescribing practices in NHs are a critical need. In this study, the investigators analyzed antibiotic prescribing workflows to identify strategies for improving antibiotic prescribing in NHs. They found that such strategies included structured information tools, nurse and prescriber education, and organizational improvement.
Citation: Ramly E, Tong M, Bondar S . Workflow barriers and strategies to reduce antibiotic overuse in nursing homes. J Am Geriatr Soc 2020 Oct;68(10):2222-31. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16632..
Keywords: Workflow, Antibiotics, Medication, Nursing Homes, Long-Term Care, Elderly, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Practice Patterns