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Antibiotic Optimization

Concepts and Strategies in Clinical Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Robert C. Owens, Charles H. Nightingale, Paul G. Ambrose

CRC Press

688 pages

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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

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Infectious Disease and Therapy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Pharmacology