Feasibility of Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions in Community Hospitals

Feasibility of Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions in Community Hospitals

Study finds that "postprescription audit and review is a feasible and effective strategy for antimicrobial stewardship in settings with limited resources and expertise "

Aug 16, 2019
JAMA Network Open

What The Study Did: This study evaluated whether implementing two antimicrobial stewardship interventions (pharmacist approval to continue antibiotic use after the first dose and pharmacist engagement with the prescriber about antibiotic appropriateness after 72 hours of treatment) were feasible in community hospitals.

Authors: Deverick J. Anderson, M.D., M.P.H., of the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.9369)

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