Terms of use of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy.

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Terms of use of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy.

Med Mal Infect. 2020 Jun 20;:

Authors: Diamantis S, Longuet P, Lesprit P, Gauzit R

Abstract
Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapies (OPAT) are increasingly used, as they are associated with numerous benefits for patients and society. However, as no control is made by the hospital pharmacy, OPATs are associated with misuse and iatrogenic and ineffectiveness risks.The present work aimed to update the guidelines developed by Longuet et al. (Med Mal Infect 2016 ; 46 : 242-268) on the preparation and administration modalities of OPATs.Based on available information sources, the present work provides prescribers and healthcare professionals with key data for the proper preparation and best administration modalities of intravenous antibiotics.

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