A clinician's guide to the appropriate and accurate use of antibiotics: the Council for Appropriate and Rational Antibiotic Therapy (CARAT) criteria

Title

A clinician's guide to the appropriate and accurate use of antibiotics: the Council for Appropriate and Rational Antibiotic Therapy (CARAT) criteria

Creator

Slama T G; Amin A; Brunton S A; File T M; Milkovich G; Rodvold K A; Sahm D F; Varon J; Weiland D; Carat

Publisher

American Journal of Medicine

Date

2005
2005-07

Description

In response to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, leading to increasing bacterial resistance and decreasing development of new antibiotics, the Council for Appropriate and Rational Antibiotic Therapy (CARAT) has developed criteria to guide appropriate and accurate antibiotic selection. The criteria, which are aimed at optimizing antibiotic therapy, include evidence-based results, therapeutic benefits, safety, optimal drug for the optimal duration, and cost-effectiveness. (C) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject

acute exacerbations; antibiotic therapy resistance; antibiotics; antimicrobials; cefuroxime axetil; chronic bronchitis; clarithromycin; community-acquired pneumonia; double-blind; efficacy; General & Internal Medicine; pharmacodynamics; respiratory-tract infections; Streptococcus pneumoniae

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

1-6

Volume

118

Citation

Slama T G; Amin A; Brunton S A; File T M; Milkovich G; Rodvold K A; Sahm D F; Varon J; Weiland D; Carat, “A clinician's guide to the appropriate and accurate use of antibiotics: the Council for Appropriate and Rational Antibiotic Therapy (CARAT) criteria,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 8, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7195.

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