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1st Edition

Antibiotic Optimization
Concepts and Strategies in Clinical Practice

ISBN 9780824754310
Published November 4, 2004 by CRC Press
688 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses on topics ranging from the economics of drug-resistant infections and the management of antimicrobial use to new information on methods to optimize the selection, route of administration, dosing, and duration of antimicrobial therapies for common infections. In addition to offering ideas on studied programmatic approaches for judicious utilization of antimicrobial agents, this reference discusses practical means to track intervention outcomes through benchmarking. Authored by experts in their respective fields, the book contains essential principles and practical strategies to optimize the utility of antimicrobial agents in modern inpatient health care settings.


" The editors are to be congratulated for assembling an expert group of authors to write the 19 chapters that make up this treatise….a good resource by which to ensure the appropriate use of antimicrobial therapy."
-New England Journal of Medicine