TITLE

State of the Globe: Antimicrobial Stewardship Guides Rationale Use of Antimicrobials to Enable Faster Cure and Prevent Drug Resistance

AUTHOR(S)
Kelkar, Dhanashree; Galwankar, Sagar
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Global Infectious Diseases;Apr-Jun2013, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on the rationale use of antimicrobials for faster cure and for drug resistance prevention through antimicrobial stewardship. They note the development of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) in offering enormous inputs for the use of antimicrobials. They points out the importance of antimicrobial stewardship mandate and enforcement in long-term facilities and hospitals.
ACCESSION #
88053964

 

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