Respiratory Institute Outcomes
Community-Based Parenteral Antimicrobial Treatment
Community-based parenteral antimicrobial therapy (CoPAT) is the administration of intravenous antibiotic therapy outside the hospital setting. Over the past 30 years this has become a widely accepted form of therapy, and about 1 out of 1000 Americans receive it every year. CoPAT has allowed for shorter hospitalizations, resulting in lower costs of healthcare, and even preventing hospitalization in some cases.
Cleveland Clinic has had a CoPAT program since 1979. All patients hospitalized at Cleveland Clinic require evaluation by an infectious disease staff physician before they can be discharged on CoPAT. The same staff physician follows each patient for the duration of his or her CoPAT. This practice serves an antimicrobial stewardship function at the time of transition of care from the inpatient setting to the community, and provides continuity of care from the inpatient to the outpatient setting with appropriate follow-up when needed.
Annual CoPAT Volumes at Cleveland Clinic
2014 - 2018
ED Visits, Readmissions, and Death Following CoPAT
2014 - 2018
CoPAT = community-based parenteral antimicrobial therapy, ED = emergency department
Infection Outcomes for Patients Treated With CoPAT at Cleveland Clinic
2013 - 2018
CoPAT = community-based parenteral antimicrobial therapy