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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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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
Albrecht JS, McGregor JC, Fromme EK
A nationwide analysis of antibiotic use in hospice care in the final week of life.
This study uses data form the 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey to estimate antibiotic utilization in hospice care patients and identify potential infectious indications and facility and patient characteristics associated with antibiotic use in this population. It found that 27 percent of hospice patients received an antibiotic during the last seven days of life, most without a documented infectious diagnosis.
Citation: Albrecht JS, McGregor JC, Fromme EK . A nationwide analysis of antibiotic use in hospice care in the final week of life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Oct;46(4):483-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.09.010..
Keywords: Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Home Healthcare, Medication, Palliative Care, Practice Patterns