Blood cancers

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Antibiotic stewardship needed in haematology Inappropriate use of antibiotics haematology/bone marrow transplant settings has been revealed in the Hospital National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey. Based on data from 2014–2018 covering 2,230 haematology/bone marrow transplant patients, the survey found high rates of carbapenem use (14.9%), and 20% of these prescriptions were deemed inappropriate. Haematology/bone marrow transplant patients ...

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