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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

A. Tonna

V. Paudyal

K. Forbes-McKay

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 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
Institution 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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2016-000875.18
Keywords Patients; Self administration; IV antibiotics

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