Management of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

Publication Date: November 12, 2018

Key Points

Key Points

Numerous studies have detailed the benefits of utilizing OPAT in various populations and settings, including private practices, traditional academic programs, and Veterans Affairs medical centers.

Potential benefits to the healthcare system include shorter or avoided hospital stays, prevention of hospital associated conditions and significant cost savings.

Advantages of OPAT to patients include the ability to return to work or school faster, care for children or dependents and, generally, to resume activities of daily living with minimal interruption in their life.

Models of Care

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