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Home antibiotic therapy in elastomeric infusion pumps – past, present and future
  1. Sara Ferro Rodríguez,
  2. Arón Misa García
    1. Pharmacy, SERGAS, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
    1. Correspondence to Sara Ferro Rodríguez, Pharmacy, SERGAS, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain; saraferrorodriguez{at}

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    In recent decades, concern for patients’ quality of life has taken on enormous importance and has been responsible for the increase in treatments being administered at the patient’s home. This development has brought about a change in the management of certain pathologies that until a few years ago could only be treated in hospital. It has also led to a change in the structure of healthcare with the creation, for example, of home hospitalisation services to care for these patients.

    An example of this change is the development of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) programmes, which first appeared …

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    • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.