Antibiotic-related ADEs plummet and pharmacy costs shrink with computer-aided decision support

Clin Resour Manag. 2000 Oct;1(10):151-3, 145.


An 11-year effort by LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City to help physicians prescribe antibiotics wisely is paying off. Mortality among hospitalized patients receiving antibiotics declined to a rate of 1.79 per 100 patients in 1998 from 3.65 per 100 patients in 1988. What are the secrets? Epidemiology, human effort, and integrated data systems.

MeSH terms

  • Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / adverse effects
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical*
  • Humans
  • Medication Systems, Hospital*
  • Point-of-Care Systems
  • Risk Management
  • Utah


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents