Those who could have been switched from IV to PO MRSA therapy and those who could have been discharged earlier (via use of oral antibiotics or OPAT
) based on the eligibility criteria in Table 1 were identified, and the potential reductions in IV-line usage for antibiotic administration and hospital length of stay (LOS) were calculated.
The results obtained in terms of efficacy were satisfactory, and a healing rate similar to the one published recently by a Spanish group that applied traditional OPAT
(12) was attained.
"I think we have probably just developed a tolerance for it," Opat
Good practice recommendations for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT
) in adults in the UK: A consensus statement.
The patient had a midline inserted and received her IV therapy in the community with OPAT
The estimated cost of the same antibiotic for the same patients as an OPAT
programme was then calculated and the costs were compared.
Arising out of the findings of this study, the RPU is evaluating extension of GPRAC services, optimising DOSA practice recommendations, proposing a paediatric acute medical assessment unit (PAMU) and devising new initiatives such as outpatient paediatric antimicrobial therapy (OPAT
) for appropriate patients.
Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT
) is a treatment option that enables patients to receive parenteral antimicrobials at home.
Current trend to implement OPAT
(Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy) may be a solution to reduce hospitalization, but not the overall cost, because those patients need close home supervision by trained personnel.
A number of drug-related adverse events occurred more often in 366 patients who received outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT
) with nafcillin, compared with 119 patients treated with cefazolin, including rash (13.9% vs.
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