Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy. Management of serious infections. Part II: Amenable infections and models for delivery. Infusion center, office, and home

D M Poretz
Hospital Practice 1993, 28: 40-3; discussion 61-2
Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) administered in an infusion center often offers the advantages but not the expense of the hospital setting. Office-based OPAT maintains the physician-patient relationship but may be impractical for the physician. Home administration is ideal for selected patients, but when it is provided by an infusion company, the physician may be sidestepped.

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