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Identification of patient characteristics influencing setting of care decisions for patients with acute bacterial skin, skin structure infections

from Clinical Therapeutics via PubMed

Rates of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections have sharply increased since 2000. Treatment may be administered in the inpatient or outpatient setting; clinical decision-making regarding hospitalization is inconsistent, often leading to hospitalization of some patients with ABSSSI who qualify for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, which leads to increased overall care costs. New antibiotics, such as oritavancin, are hypothesized to be a cost-effective option improving accessibility to ambulatory treatment of ABSSSI. The goal of this study was to understand the patient attributes that affect clinical decision-making regarding the setting of care for ABSSSI treatment. more

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