Pediatric antimicrobial stewardship practices at discharge: A national survey

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Jul 16:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.283. Online ahead of print.


We surveyed pediatric antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) site leaders within the Sharing Antimicrobial Reports for Pediatric Stewardship collaborative regarding discharge stewardship practices. Among 67 sites, 13 (19%) reported ASP review of discharge antimicrobial prescriptions. These findings highlight discharge stewardship as a potential opportunity for improvement during the hospital-to-home transition.

PMID:34269167 | DOI:10.1017/ice.2021.283