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Clinical and economic impact of implementing OVIVA criteria on patients with bone and joint infections in OPAT

Michael Marks, Lucy C K Bell, Imogen Jones, Tommy Rampling, Katharina Kranzer, Stephen Morris-Jones, Sarah Logan, Gabriele Pollara
Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2019 October 11
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The OVIVA study demonstrated non-inferiority for managing bone and joint infections (BJI) with oral antibiotics. We report that 79.7% of OPAT patients being treated for BJI at our centre would be eligible for oral antibiotics, saving median 19.5 IV antibiotic days (IQR 8.5-37) and GBP 1,234 (IQR 569-2,594) per patient.

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