volume 27, issue 1, P211-228 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.11.008
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Veronique Nussenblatt, Edina Avdic, Sara Cosgrove

Abstract: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the most common infectious diagnoses encountered in clinical practice and one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Adherence to antibiotic treatment guidelines is inconsistent and the erroneous diagnosis of CAP and misuse of antibiotics is prevalent in both inpatients and outpatients. This review summarizes interventions that may be promoted by antimicrobial stewardship programs to improve outcomes for patients with CAP.