Priority 16 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project
|UNCERTAINTY: Is outpatient antibiotic therapy better than inpatient antibiotic therapy in people requiring intravenous antibiotics? (Priority 16)
|JLA question ID
|Some people require intravenous antibiotics (i.e. antibiotics that have to be introduced into the blood directly for them to work). Traditionally, this has been done in the hospitals. This results in hospital beds occupied solely for the purpose of administering the antibiotics. Training GP nurses or community nurses to administer intravenous antibiotics and monitor patients at their home or GP surgery can allow earlier discharge of patients and allow the beds to be used for more unwell patients. There is uncertainty about whether this is beneficial or harmful to patients requiring intravenous antibiotics.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this project
|Original uncertainty examples
|What are the benefits of OutPatient Antibiotic Therapy?
|1 x Healthcare Professional
|Project unique ID
|Healthcare Associated Infections
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this project.
|259 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|28 February 2019