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Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy Selection

Purpose:

To use selection criteria to determine if a patient can receive parenteral antibiotic therapy as an outpatient.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

selection

ICD-10:

A00-A09, A15-A19, A20-A28, A30-A49

Description:

In many situations when a patient needs long term parenteral antibiotic therapy, the antibiotic can be given as an outpatient, usually in the home. This is less expensive than prolonged inpatient therapy, and is frequently preferred by the patient and family. Patients should be treated as outpatients only if they meet certain criteria.

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