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 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.

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