National Cohort Study of Homebound Persons Living with Dementia: Antibiotic Prescribing Trends and Opportunities for Antibiotic Stewardship
Over 7 million older Americans are homebound. Managing infections in homebound persons presents unique challenges that are magnified among persons living with dementia (PLWD). This work sought to characterize antibiotic use in a national cohort of PLWD who received home-based primary care (HBPC) through the Veterans Health Administration.
Antibiotic prescriptions were prevalent in HBPC. The scope, appropriateness, and harms of antibiotic use in homebound PLWD need further investigation.
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