Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship and Patient Safety by Implementing Interventions to Evaluate and De-label Penicillin Allergy
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Health Services R&D
May 2021 -
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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...