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Antibiotic pharmacists in the ascendancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17656388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Specialist pharmacists have become an established feature of the antibiotic stewardship landscape in hospitals throughout the UK over the last decade. This review examines the origins of the specialist antibiotic pharmacist and how the role has developed in recent years. Antibiotic pharmacists fulfil a vital function in modern National Health Service hospitals as key members of the infection control team with overall responsibility for initiatives to promote rational antibiotic prescribing. Evidence of the impact of antibiotic pharmacists on clinical, microbiological and financial outcomes is presented along with examples of innovative practice. Finally, a vision for the future of the antibiotic pharmacist role is outlined.
Authors:
Kieran Hand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy     Volume:  60 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0305-7453     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Antimicrob. Chemother.     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-27     Completed Date:  2007-10-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513617     Medline TA:  J Antimicrob Chemother     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  i73-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Pharmacy Department, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK. kieran.hand@suht.swest.nhs.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Communicable Diseases / drug therapy*
Hospitals
Humans
Pharmacists*
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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