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.