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Rosenberg JH, Albrecht JS, Fromme EK
Antimicrobial use for symptom management in patients receiving hospice and palliative care: a systematic review.
This systematic review found that limited data are available on the use of antimicrobial therapy for symptom management among patients receiving palliative or hospice care. The lack of comparison between patients who did and did not receive antimicrobial therapy means that there is no accurate estimate of the effectiveness of antimicrobial therapy.
Citation: Rosenberg JH, Albrecht JS, Fromme EK . Antimicrobial use for symptom management in patients receiving hospice and palliative care: a systematic review. J Palliat Med. 2013 Dec;16(12):1568-74. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2013.0276..
Keywords: Comparative Effectiveness, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Long-Term Care, Palliative Care, Outcomes