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Title: A retrospective study of the diagnostic and treatment practices of health care professionals for patients receiving out-patient intravenous antibiotic therapy for cellulitis
Authors: Dryburgh, Leslie Irene
Issue Date: 1-May-2000
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine if there were a significant number of clients with cellulitis that were diagnosed with an infection other than cellulitis, or whose treatment was misdiagnosed and, to determine where discrepancies may have occurred. The research questions addressed were: (1) What is the proportion of CITP clients who initially have been diagnosed with an infection other than cellulitis? (2) What is the proportion of clients with cellulitis who were not trialed on oral antibiotic therapy prior to receiving parenteral antibiotic therapy? (3) What is the proportion of clients with cellulitis who were not prescribed the appropriate oral antibiotic? (4) What is the proportion of clients with cellulitis who did not remain on oral antibiotic therapy for a specific period of time prior to their doctor requesting they be placed on intravenous antibiotic therapy? (5) Does the incidence of cellulitis increase with certain underlying medical conditions, age group or gender? The research designwas a retrospective study that reviewed the computer database/charts located at The Winnipeg Community Intravenous Therapy Program. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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