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Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): a qualitative study of patient perspectives in those choosing not to self-administer.

Tonna, A.; Paudyal, V.; Forbes-McKay, K.; Falconer, S.; Anthony, G.; Tonna, I.; Laing, R.; Mackenzie, A.; Macartney, G.; Stewart, D.

Authors

V. Paudyal

S. Falconer

G. Anthony

I. Tonna

R. Laing

A. Mackenzie

G. Macartney

D. Stewart



Abstract

OPAT is a well established treatment for administration of intravenous (IV) antibiotics, and models of administration include home self-administration. Despite this offering advantages, statistics indicate that less patients in the research centre home self-administer compared with other national centres.

Citation

TONNA, A., PAUDYAL, V., FORBES-MCKAY, K., FALCONER, S., ANTHONY, G., TONNA, I., LAING, R., MACKENZIE, A., MACARTNEY, G. and STEWART, D. 2016. Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): a qualitative study of patient perspectives in those choosing not to self-administer. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 23(Supplement 1), article A8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2016-000875.18

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 14, 2016
Online Publication Date Feb 14, 2016
Publication Date Mar 1, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 19, 2016
Publicly Available Date Sep 19, 2016
Journal European journal of hospital pharmacy
Print ISSN 2047-9956
Electronic ISSN 2047-9964
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue Supplement 1
Article Number A8
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2016-000875.18
Keywords Patients; Self administration; IV antibiotics
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1757