A multifaceted intervention program designed to change antimicrobial prescribing for CAP by encouraging the use of cefuroxime with or without erythromycin effectively altered prescribing behavior and reduced antimicrobial costs without compromising patient outcomes.
[a] The four PORT study sites were Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia; St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh; and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh.
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