Variability in antibiotic use across nursing homes and the risk of antibiotic-related adverse outcomes for individual residents.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Inappropriate antibiotic use contributes to microbial resistance for the recipient and the community. This study found increased harms related to antibiotic use among older patients living in nursing homes with higher antibiotic use compared to nursing homes with overall lower antibiotic use. These findings demonstrate the need to manage antibiotics effectively to improve the safety of all nursing home residents.