Intervention and Acceptance Rates Support Handshake-Stewardship Strategy.

Intervention and Acceptance Rates Support Handshake-Stewardship Strategy.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2018 Jun 15;:

Authors: Hurst AL, Child J, Parker SK

Abstract
We instituted a new antimicrobial stewardship approach that involves review of all antimicrobial agents and communication of interventions in person by a pharmacist-physician team termed handshake stewardship. The acceptance rate in this study was 86%, intervention rates were higher with a physician, and interventions on antibiotics not reviewed by other strategies were made frequently.

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