The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Braz J Infect Dis 2017;21:648-55 - Vol. 21 Num.6 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjid.2017.06.006
Review article
Recommendations for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy in Brazil
Priscila R. Oliveiraa,, , Vladimir C. Carvalhoa, Sergio Cimermanb,c, Ana Lucia Munhoz Limaa, on behalf of the Diretrizes Brasileiras para Terapia Antimicrobiana Parenteral Ambulatorial group
a Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
b Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes, Mogi das Cruzes, SP, Brazil
c Instituto de Infectologia Emílio Ribas, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Received 22 May 2017, Accepted 20 June 2017
Abstract

A panel of national experts was convened by the Brazilian Infectious Diseases Society in order to determine the recommendations for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) in Brazil. The following aspects are covered in the document: organization of OPAT programs; patient evaluation and eligibility criteria, including clinical and sociocultural factors; diagnosis of eligibility; venous access and antimicrobial infusion devices; protocols for antimicrobial use and monitoring and cost-effectiveness.

Keywords
Therapy, Outpatient infusion, Health planning recommendations, Brazil
Braz J Infect Dis 2017;21:648-55 - Vol. 21 Num.6 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjid.2017.06.006