Study: CPOE Systems Improve Prophylactic Antibacterial Use in Surgical Patients
In 2005, CMS and CDC released a report that showed only 41 percent of prophylactic antibacterials were correctly stopped within 24 hours of completed surgery. The researchers conducted an analysis over an eight-month period, implementing a CPOE system designed to stop the administration of prophylactic antibacterials. Results showed CPOE significantly improved timely discontinuation of antibacterials from 38.8 percent of surgeries to 55.7 percent in the intervention hospital.
Read the study about CPOE use in timely discontinuation of prophylactic antibacterials.
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