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Impact of restricting procalcitonin measurements in a Swiss tertiary-care hospital on antibiotic use, clinical outcomes, and costs: An interrupted time-series analysis

Publication date2020
Abstract

We evaluated the impact of a restriction of procalcitonin measurements on antibiotic use, length of stay, mortality, and cost in a Swiss tertiary-care hospital using interrupted time-series analysis. There was no significant change in level or slope for rates of antibiotic consumption, and costs decreased considerably, by ~54,488 CHF (US$55,714) per month.

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  • Autre - Research Fund of the Department of Internal Medicine of the University Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva
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ABBAS, Mohamed et al. Impact of restricting procalcitonin measurements in a Swiss tertiary-care hospital on antibiotic use, clinical outcomes, and costs: An interrupted time-series analysis. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2020, p. 1–3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.1314
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