It is time to define antimicrobial never events
Liu J, Kaye KS, Mercuro NJ, Davis SL, Patel TS, Petty LA, Pais GM, and Scheetz MH. It is time to define antimicrobial never events Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 Feb;40(2):206-207
Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America
Inappropriate antibiotic use is associated with increased antimicrobial resistance and adverse events that can lead to further downstream patient harm. Preventative strategies must be employed to improve antibiotic use while reducing avoidable harm. We use the term "antibiotic never events" to globally recognize and define the most inappropriate antibiotic use.