Using Information Systems Technology to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing
The selection of antimicrobial agents in the hospital setting is still a largely manual task and, therefore, fraught with the potential for error. This includes the choice of agents, dosage regimens, and monitoring for response and toxicity. The authors describe current and future strategies to use information technology to improve the process of antimicrobial selection, avoid dosing errors and contraindicated drug combinations.
KeywordsAdverse Drug Event Antibiotic Prescribe Clinical Pharmacist Antibiotic Selection Computerize Physician Order Entry
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