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Journal Article > Study
Filice GA, Drekonja DM, Thurn JR, Hamann GM, Masoud BT, Johnson JR. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015;36:949-956.
Overuse of antibiotics is a major factor in the development of certain types of health care–associated infections. This retrospective study found that unnecessary antibiotic use was often a result of diagnostic error, particularly in patients who were empirically treated for urinary tract infections without clear diagnostic evidence. The results of this study imply that addressing diagnostic uncertainty should be a component of antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Cases & Commentaries
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Elizabeth A. Henneman, RN, PhD; May 2007
A young woman with Takayasu's arteritis, a vascular condition that can cause BP differences in each arm, was mistakenly placed on a powerful intravenous vasopressor because of a spurious low BP reading. The medication could have led to serious complications.