In this article, researchers found that by creating a scoring system, antibiotic de-escalation was more likely. [1]


  1. K. Madaras-Kelly, M. Jones, R. Remington, N. Hill, B. Huttner, and M. Samore, "Development of an Antibiotic Spectrum Score Based on Veterans Affairs Culture and Susceptibility Data for the Purpose of Measuring Antibiotic De-Escalation: A Modified Delphi Approach", Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 35, pp. 1103-1113, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/677633