The Prevalence of Underdosing of Antibiotics in the ICU

OCTOBER 27, 2016
Amy Jacob


Jason Roberts, a professor at The University of Queensland, Australia, discussed that as a critical care pharmacist, his major interest is in trying to improve treatment of infections in critically ill patients. Roberts explained that working in both a clinical and research portfolio allows him to give some context to the work he aims to do. Roberts has observed "suboptimal outcomes" in patients whereby they end up failing treatments or even need relatively long courses of treatment, which he attributes to the idea that healthcare professionals aren't using the right doses of antibiotics.

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