Identifying critically ill patients at risk for inappropriate antibiotic therapy: a pilot study of a point-of-care decision support alert.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
A decision support alert within an electronic medical record was able to identify patients with health care–associated infections (HAIs) who were being administered inappropriate antibiotic therapy. These findings suggest that clinical decision support systems can improve safety of antibiotic prescribing for intensive care unit patients with suspected HAIs.