JOURNAL ARTICLE

Intravenous antimicrobial therapy in the hospital-at-home setting: data from the Spanish Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Registry

Manuel Mirón-Rubio, Víctor González-Ramallo, Oriol Estrada-Cuxart, Pedro Sanroma-Mendizábal, Antonio Segado-Soriano, Abel Mujal-Martínez, Manuel Del Río-Vizoso, Mario García-Lezcano, Natalia Martín-Blanco, Lidia Florit-Serra, Mercè Gil-Bermejo
Future Microbiology 2016, 11 (3): 375-90
26974259

AIM: To evaluate outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) in the hospital-at-home (HaH) model, using data from a Spanish registry.

PATIENTS & METHODS: We describe episodes/characteristics of patients receiving OPAT.

RESULTS: Four thousand and five patients were included (mean age 66.2 years), generating 4416 HaH episodes, 4474 infections and 5088 antibiotic treatments. Most patients were from the hospital admission ward and emergency department. Respiratory, urinary and intra-abdominal infections predominated (72%). Forty-six different antimicrobials were used, including combinations of ≥ 2 drugs (20.7%). Most HaH episodes had a successful outcome (91%).

CONCLUSION: Our findings are similar to those obtained previously although our study case profiles differ, suggesting that disease processes of greater severity and complexity can be treated using this healthcare model, without compromising patient safety.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
26974259
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"