Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Oct 15;59(suppl 3):S97-S100

Authors: Pollack LA, Srinivasan A

Abstract
The proven benefits of antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) for optimizing antibiotic use and minimizing adverse events, such as Clostridium difficile and antibiotic resistance, have prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recommend that all hospitals have an ASP. This article summarizes Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, a recently released CDC document focused on defining the infrastructure and practices of coordinated multidisciplinary programs to improve antibiotic use and patient care in US hospitals.

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