Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antibiotic use in health care facilities and the community is common and often unnecessary.  Overuse of antibiotics has attributed to increasing antibiotic resistance, which has been identified as a major public health threat by the World Health Organization.  One way to combat antibiotic resistance is through antimicrobial stewardship.

Four Main Goals of Antimicrobial Stewardship

Improve Patient Outcomes
Improve Patient Safety
Reduce Resistance
Reduce healthcare costs

Antimicrobial stewardship programs have been proven to cut costs, reduce Clostridium difficile infections, and decrease the use of unnecessary antibiotics.

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