Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy: Evaluation of practices and limits of use in rural areas in France
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2017
Source:Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
Author(s): C. Triffault-Fillit, T. Ferry, T. Perpoint, L. Adélaïde, S. Le Ngoc Tho, F. Ader, C. Chidiac, F. Valour
ObjectivesTo evaluate outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) practices in a French rural area.Material and methodsDescriptive study assessing knowledge, practices, and limitations of OPAT use among hospital practitioners (HP), family physicians (FP), and private nurses (PN).ResultsOPAT (mainly ceftriaxone and penicillins) was used by 69.6%, 73.3%, and 97.7% of the 23 HPs, 45...