Antibiotic stewardship interventions for acute respiratory infection (ARI) is feasible and effective and can significantly reduce overuse in the emergency department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) settings.
An estimated 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics each year in the United States.
Antibiotic stewardship interventions are being implemented across different healthcare settings. Charani, et al.
Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Have Significant Value With Beneficial Clinical and Economic Impacts
Hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) aim to promote judicious use of antimicrobials to combat antimicrobial resistance. For ASPs to be developed, adopted and implemented, an economic value assessment is essential. Few studies demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of ASPs.
A study by Donà, et al.
Researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), in collaboration with researchers at the Université de Lorraine, the Qatar Foundation, and the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), developed the Checklist for Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Programming (CHA
Experts from across Europe have developed a set of competencies in antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship, using a structured consensus procedure.
Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) have been shown to reduce inappropriate antimicrobial use and its consequences.
A new analysis indicates that implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs in out-patient dialysis facilities can lead to significant and meaningful reductions in infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms, infection-related de
By Kelly M. Pyrek
Earlier this year, professional societies updated a joint position paper underscoring the synergy of infection prevention programs and antibiotic stewardship programs.