Antimicrobial never events: Objective application of a framework to assess vancomycin appropriateness
Liu J, Mercuro NJ, Davis SL, Palmo T, Kashyap S, Patel TS, Petty LA, Yarnold PR, Kaye KS, and Scheetz MH. Antimicrobial never events: Objective application of a framework to assess vancomycin appropriateness. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020:1-3.
Infection control and hospital epidemiology
To address appropriateness of antibiotic use, we implemented an electronic framework to evaluate antibiotic "never events" (NEs) at 2 medical centers. Patient-level vancomycin administration records were classified as NEs or non-NEs. The objective framework allowed capture of true-positive vancomycin NEs in one-third of patients identified by the electronic strategy.