Affiliation: Royal Melbourne Hospital
- Electronic antibiotic stewardship--reduced consumption of broad-spectrum antibiotics using a computerized antimicrobial approval system in a hospital settingK L Buising
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3050, Australia
J Antimicrob Chemother 62:608-16. 2008..Effects on drug consumption, antibiotic resistance patterns of local bacteria and patient outcomes were monitored...
- Severity scores for community-acquired pneumoniaKirsty Buising
Infectious Diseases Clinician, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Clinical Research Fellow, NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Infectious Diseases, University of Melbourne, 9 North, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria 3056, Australia
Expert Rev Respir Med 2:261-71. 2008..It also discusses how these tools could be evaluated more comprehensively so that their place in patient management can be better appreciated...
- A prospective comparison of severity scores for identifying patients with severe community acquired pneumonia: reconsidering what is meant by severe pneumoniaK L Buising
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia
Thorax 61:419-24. 2006..Most have been derived as predictors of mortality. A study was undertaken to compare the predictive value of these tools using different clinically meaningful outcomes as constructs for "severe pneumonia"...
- Identifying severe community-acquired pneumonia in the emergency department: a simple clinical prediction toolKirsty L Buising
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Emerg Med Australas 19:418-26. 2007..To identify independent predictors of severe pneumonia in a local population, and create a simple severity score that would be useful in the ED...
- Empiric antibiotic prescribing for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: where can we improve?K L Buising
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Intern Med J 38:174-7. 2008..Community acquired pneumonia is one of the most common infections for which antibiotics are prescribed in Australia...
- Improving antibiotic prescribing for adults with community acquired pneumonia: Does a computerised decision support system achieve more than academic detailing alone?--A time series analysisKirsty L Buising
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 8:35. 2008..Several strategies have been suggested. This study evaluates the impact of academic detailing and a computerised decision support system (CDSS) on clinicians' prescribing behaviour for patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
- Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 risk for frontline health care workersCaroline Marshall
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Emerg Infect Dis 17:1000-6. 2011..This highly exposed group of frontline HCWs was no more likely to contract pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza infection than nonclinical staff, which suggests that personal protective measures were adequate in preventing transmission...
- Delayed administration of antibiotics and mortality in patients with community-acquired pneumoniaAllen C Cheng
Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ann Emerg Med 53:618-24. 2009....
- Reduction of broad-spectrum antibiotic use with computerized decision support in an intensive care unitKarin A Thursky
Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Int J Qual Health Care 18:224-31. 2006..To implement and evaluate the effect of a computerized decision support tool on antibiotic use in an intensive care unit (ICU)...
- Are the Australian guidelines asking too much of the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI)?Kirsty L Buising
Med J Aust 180:486-7. 2004