Study Title and Description
Successful use of feedback to improve antibiotic prescribing and reduce Clostridium difficile infection: a controlled interrupted time series.
Key Questions Addressed
|3||Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions|
Primary Publication Information
|Title||Successful use of feedback to improve antibiotic prescribing and reduce Clostridium difficile infection: a controlled interrupted time series.|
|Author||Fowler S., Webber A., Cooper BS., Phimister A., Price K., Carter Y., Kibbler CC., Simpson AJ., Stone SP.|
|Country||Academic Department of Geriatrics, Hampstead Campus, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College, London NW3 2PF, UK.|
Pubmed ID: 17387117
Secondary Publication Information
There are currently no secondary publications defined for this study.
Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
|Question... Follow Up||Answer||Follow-up Answer|
|Study Design||Prospective interrupted time series|
|Population||Acute medical wards, elderly|
|Category of Intervention||Antibiotic Use|
|Intervention||Switch from broad to narrow spectrum antibiotics|
|Findings||Incidence rate decreased (0.35, 95% CI 0.17 to 0.73)|
|Quality Issues||No concurrent controls|
Results & Comparisons
No Results found.