Spectrum

Spectrum

Guidelines now available

Spectrum

Spectrum

“Excellent! All health professionals should have Spectrum in their repertoire!”

Eastern Health Survey

DDD

Antimicrobial Usage

Eastern Health saw an overall downward trend in total antimicrobial usage (DDD/1000 patient days), particularly among piperacillin-tazobactam, fluoroquinolone and carbapenem use. As a result, regional inpatient antimicrobial expenditures decreased by $111,296 over the initial six months. At an annualized rate, Eastern Health saw antimicrobial cost savingsof $258/bed across 6 hospitals.

“We estimate that during this observation period, this reduced rate in antimicrobial usage corresponded to a savings of 10 CDI cases avoided.”

Gerald McDonald, Eastern Health

Prescribing Appropriateness

Antimicrobial Prescribing Appropriateness

Implementation of Spectrum in 2019 improved the overall appropriateness of prescribing. Eastern Health also observed a trend toward decreasing CDI incidences throughout the observation period.

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App Usage

Following the live launch of Spectrum on February 1st, 2019 in correspondence with a story released on CBC there was a large uptake of users followed by a stable active user base of 500-650 per month. This trend has continued into 2020. Active users were composed of a wide range of healthcare professionals.

CBC News Article