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New Publication - a Mixed-Methods Pilot Study to Assess Perceptions of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Nursing Homes (2017)

This was accepted in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society in late November 2016 and its finally availible via Early Access.

The link is HERE

What We Did

We hypothesized that there were features of nursing homes associated with lower rates of overall antibiotic use. Our approach for this mixed-methods study was an explanatory sequential design (Creswell, 2003). That meant we began with a quantitative phase measuring nursing home antibiotic use followed by a qualitative phase consisting of semistructured interviews of nursing home leadership that included comparative feedback about antibiotic use. The final component was a triangulation phase that evaluated themes from the semistructured interviews within the context of each nursing home’s antibiotic use.

Citation

Carter, R. R., Montpetite, M. M., & Jump, R. L. (2017). Mixed‐Methods Pilot Study to Assess Perceptions of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Nursing Homes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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