Vancomycin or Daptomycin for Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy: Does It Make a Difference in Patient Satisfaction?

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Aug 30;8(8):ofab418. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofab418. eCollection 2021 Aug.


A 5-question telephone survey was administered to compare satisfaction between patients receiving vancomycin vs daptomycin outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT). Twenty-seven patients completed the survey (40%). Vancomycin had higher daily interference score than daptomycin (P = .03). All patients receiving daptomycin reported a satisfaction score ≥8/10, as compared to 67% of patients who received vancomycin (P < .03). OPAT antibiotics with less cumbersome administration regimens may translate into higher patient satisfaction and quicker return to life normalcy.

PMID:34476284 | PMC:PMC8404740 | DOI:10.1093/ofid/ofab418