Feasibility of implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs in acute-care hospitals: A nationwide survey in Thailand

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 May 3:1-5. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.147. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

A nationwide survey was conducted in 399 acute-care hospitals in Thailand. Most had a designated antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP), but <20% had an infectious disease physician on the team. The most frequently cited challenges in ASP implementation were the increased workload, followed by a lack of antimicrobial stewardship knowledge and a lack of hospital administrator concern.

PMID:33934729 | DOI:10.1017/ice.2021.147