Implementing a strategy for monitoring inpatient antimicrobial use among hospitals in the United States.

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Implementing a strategy for monitoring inpatient antimicrobial use among hospitals in the United States.

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Feb;58(3):401-6

Authors: Fridkin SK, Srinivasan A

Abstract
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pursuing 3 distinct, complementary efforts focused on providing data for action, including facility-level use metrics for benchmarking across comparable patient care settings, national estimates of usage patterns using sentinel surveillance sites, and limited assessments using proprietary data.

PMID: 24162744 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]