The impact of serial use of PCT* was demonstrated in a health economic model that compared procalcitonin-aided antibiotic stewardship vs. usual care for hospitalized patients.3
* “Serial use of PCT” is deﬁned as use of a PCT-based algorithm to guide the decisions of whether to start antibiotic treatment (LRTI) and when to stop administering antibiotics (LRTI and sepsis).3
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Deciding in the dark, with less than conclusive data, a physician in your hospital just prescribed a course of antibiotics without the information they need. The danger of that bacterial infection can spread far beyond the patient — it can result in poor patient outcomes, spread to higher costs, infect your institution’s reputation, and add to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
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