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Improving antimicrobial stewardship by antibiotic allergy delabeling: Evaluation of knowledge, attitude, and practices throughout the emerging infections network

Trubiano, J.A., Beekmann, S.E., Worth, L.J., Polgreen, P.M., Thursky, K.A., Slavin, M.A., Grayson, M.L. and Phillips, E.J. (2016) Improving antimicrobial stewardship by antibiotic allergy delabeling: Evaluation of knowledge, attitude, and practices throughout the emerging infections network. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 3 (3).

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Abstract

Antibiotic allergy testing (AAT) practices of Emerging Infections Network infectious disease physicians were surveyed. Although AAT was perceived to be necessary for removal of inappropriate or unnecessary allergy labels, there was limited access to any form of testing. In this study, we discuss current antibiotic allergy knowledge gaps and the development of AAT practices within antimicrobial stewardship programs, which will potentially improve antimicrobial prescribing.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Publisher: Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Copyright: © 2016 The Author
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/34376
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