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OASCN Resources | Diagnostic Efficiency of Antibiotic Use in CPQCC NICUs

These resources were developed by the OASCN Collaborative between 2021-2022.

Relevant Didactics:

  • Naming the Problem That Underpins “Rule-out Sepsis” - The Need for Bayesian Thinking (Joseph Schulman): Slides | Video

Relevant Learning Points:

Learning Point #9: There is wide variation in the diagnostic efficiency among CPQCC NICUs (number of babies empirically treated per proven EOS-associated bloodstream infection). It ranges from 11 to 336 babies. This can’t be computed for ~1/3 of NICUs because they reported zero EOS cases (despite treating many babies for it). Each unit should consider which range of rates is “right”.