Outpatient antibiotic therapy (OPAT) is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX) Guide.

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DEFINITION

  • OPAT: defined as the use of parenteral antibiotics outside of the inpatient/hospital setting.
  • Infusions may be administered by either the patient, family members or professional staff in either a home or ambulatory care environment.

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Last updated: July 21, 2013