TITLE

Antimicrobial Stewardship

AUTHOR(S)
DORON, SHIRA; DAVIDSON, LISA E.
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2011, Vol. 86 Issue 11, p1113
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Antimicrobial resistance is increasing; however, antimicrobial drug development is slowing. Now more than ever before, antimicrobial stewardship is of the utmost importance as a way to optimize the use of antimicrobials to prevent the development of resistance and improve patient outcomes. This review describes the why, what, who, how, when, and where of antimicrobial stewardship. Techniques of stewardship are summarized, and a plan for implementation of a stewardship program is outlined.
ACCESSION #
67320960

 

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