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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship and Patient Safety by Implementing Interventions to Evaluate and De-label Penicillin Allergy
Principal Investigator:

Sujani Kakumanu

Location: Madison, WI
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2021 - April 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $51,631
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


BACKGROUND: Penicillin allergy is the most commonly reported drug allergy and significantly impacts antibiotic prescribing practices and patient safety. Although 10% of the U.S population are reported as penicillin allergic, studies have shown that up to 90% of these patients can in fact tolerate the drug. This mislabeling of approximately 32 million Americans adversely affects antimicrobial prescribing practices and increases health care costs and the risk of antibiotic resistant infections. SI...

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