Antibiotics Control Cuts Kids' Hospital Readmission

October 9, 2014 6:07 PM

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PHILADELPHIA -- Following the recommendations of an antibiotics stewardship team reduced the readmission rate among pediatrics patients without increasing their time in the hospital, researchers said here.

Among 176 children treated for nonchronic complex care issues and without underlying medical conditions, none were readmitted within 30 days if the physician accepted the recommendation of the pharmacist-physician antibiotics stewardship team, reported Jason Newland, MD, of Children's Mercy Hospital...

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