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Impact of Infectious Diseases Society of America/Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society guidelines on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized children

Rachael K Ross, Adam L Hersh, Matthew P Kronman, Jason G Newland, Talene A Metjian, A Russell Localio, Theoklis E Zaoutis, Jeffrey S Gerber
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2014, 58 (6): 834-8
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We examined the impact of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines that recommend ampicillin or amoxicillin for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Prescribing of ampicillin/amoxicillin increased following guideline publication, but remains low. Cephalosporin and macrolide prescribing decreased but remains common. Further studies exploring outcomes of and reasons for compliance with guidelines are warranted.

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