Antibiotic Optimization: Concepts and Strategies in Clinical Practice

1st Edition

Robert C. Owens, Charles H. Nightingale, Paul G. Ambrose

CRC Press
Published November 4, 2004
Reference - 688 Pages
ISBN 9780824754310 - CAT# DK1265
Series: Infectious Disease and Therapy

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Summary

This book focuses on topics ranging from the economics of drug-resistant infections and the management of antimicrobial use to new information on methods to optimize the selection, route of administration, dosing, and duration of antimicrobial therapies for common infections. In addition to offering ideas on studied programmatic approaches for judicious utilization of antimicrobial agents, this reference discusses practical means to track intervention outcomes through benchmarking. Authored by experts in their respective fields, the book contains essential principles and practical strategies to optimize the utility of antimicrobial agents in modern inpatient health care settings.