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A per-guideline analysis did not show a difference in outcomes even when physicians followed the protocol strictly but, is there any room for subsequent quality improvement initiatives in this area at UPMC? Anything coming down the pipeline?

Dr. Cutrell mentioned a few points regarding the role of education in QI, and Ross and Tim wonder about the current state of affairs in the different study centers. I would love to know the everyone's opinion: Does this study encourage you to add procalcitonin to antibiotic stewardship programs? And if it does, briefly, how might you deploy it in our institution?