Title

Evaluation of Fluoroquinolone Use at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

Lead Author Affiliation

Pharmacy

Introduction

Background: Fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, moxifloxacin, and levofloxacin) are useful broad spectrum antibiotics; however overuse has led to emergence of multi-drug resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile infections. In March 2014, the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) implemented a restriction policy on levofloxacin and moxifloxacin prescribing to curb fluoroquinolone overuse.

Location

DUC Ballroom A&B

Format

Poster Presentation

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Evaluation of Fluoroquinolone Use at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

DUC Ballroom A&B

Background: Fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, moxifloxacin, and levofloxacin) are useful broad spectrum antibiotics; however overuse has led to emergence of multi-drug resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile infections. In March 2014, the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) implemented a restriction policy on levofloxacin and moxifloxacin prescribing to curb fluoroquinolone overuse.