Retrospective Analysis of Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing in a Student-Run Free Clinic
Project Description: Equal Access Clinic Network is a set of clinics that serve the underserved community of Gainesville and antibiotics are frequently prescribed for infections. The most common infections seen in the clinics are sexually transmitted infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and respiratory infections. When antibiotics are prescribed at the clinics currently, there is no local antibiogram used and are usually chosen by the most cost-effective option. This project looked at all the anti-infectives (Rx and OTC) prescribed that included antibiotics, antifungals, and antivirals from patient charts that visited Tuesday and Thursday night clinics in 2015 through 2016. The anti-infectives prescribed were compared to national guidelines such as Infectious Disease Society of America and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The project was performed to see if there is a need for a potential pharmacy student-run antimicrobial stewardship program at Equal Access Clinic Network.
QPI: Christine, Tabulov, (email@example.com)
Collaborators: (firstname.lastname@example.org); (email@example.com); (firstname.lastname@example.org); (email@example.com); Sarah, Mayer, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None
MeSH Keywords: Student Run Clinic, Pharmacy Research, Ambulatory Care, antibiotics, outpatient antibiotic prescribing