Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005
Vancomycin and Home Health Care
|Manner in which vancomycin use met guidelines||180 (60.8)|
|Treatment of infections with β-lactam-resistant, gram-positive bacteria||118 (65.6)|
|Treatment of gram-positive infections in patients with allergies to β-lactam agents||67 (37.2)|
|Manner in which vancomycin use did not meet guidelines||116 (39.2)|
|Continued empiric vancomycin use in patients with negative or no cultures||84 (72.4)|
|Use of vancomycin for dosing convenience||18 (15.5)|
|Prolonged administration of antimicrobial drugs after implantation of prosthetic materials or devices||13 (11.2)|
|Treatment of a single blood culture showing coagulase-negative staphylococci||9 (7.8)|
*Some patients fulfilled >1 criteria. HICPAC, Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.
1Current affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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