In this multi-institutional survey of 855 physicians, when presented with hypothetical patients with either community acquired (CAP) or health care associated (HCAP) pneumonia, 78% chose correct antibiotics for CAP, but only 9% chose correct antibiotics for HCAP. Continued education is needed to improve guideline concordance for patients with HCAP (abstract).
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.