Determinants of prescription and choice of empirical therapy for hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia


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Rello J., Ulldemolins M., Lisboa T., Koulenti D., Manez R., Martin-Loeches I., ...More

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.37, no.6, pp.1332-1339, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1183/09031936.00093010
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1332-1339
  • Keywords: Antibiotic policy, appropriate treatment, combination therapy, hospital-acquired pneumonia, ventilator-associated pneumonia, INFECTIONS, DIAGNOSIS, IMPACT

Abstract

The objectives of this study were to assess the determinants of empirical antibiotic choice, prescription patterns and outcomes in patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP)/ ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in Europe.