Consider Using Penicillin Allergy Testing as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Tool

More hospitals will implement penicillin allergy testing...since over 90% of patients who SAY they're allergic DON'T have a true allergy.

Consider using penicillin allergy testing as an antimicrobial stewardship tool...to decrease unnecessary broad-spectrum antibiotic use.

Testing can lead to earlier antibiotic de-escalation...which may decrease antibiotic resistance rates. And even after spending about $140/patient for supplies, testing seems to reduce overall costs.

Get unlimited access through an Enterprise license

Hospital Pharmacist's Letter includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and hot topics
  • 300+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Quick reference drug comparison charts
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Not sold to individuals