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Deepak Agrawal

Department of Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, Texas, USA


  • Original Article   
    Emergency Department Utilization during Selfadministered Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
    Author(s): Anisha Ganguly, Deepak Agrawal, Steven Brown L and Kavita P Bhavan*

    Background: Self-administered outpatient antimicrobial treatment (S-OPAT) program teaches patients to administer intravenous antibiotics themselves at their own home. Prior studies have shown that patients successfully complete S-OPAT, with a high satisfaction rate and substantial cost savings for the health system. The question remains if transition of care from hospital to home and from health care provider to self-care, results in increased utilization of emergency department (ED) services due to unmet needs. This is especially pertinent as interest in adopting S-OPAT is growing, especially in resource poor settings and countries. Objective: Determine usage of emergency care by patients who self-administered intravenous antibiotics at home. Methods: The study was conducted at Parkland Hospital, a large .. Read More»

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