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Crit Care. 2010;14(1):205. doi: 10.1186/cc8219. Epub 2010 Feb 25.

Pro/con debate: Should antimicrobial stewardship programs be adopted universally in the intensive care unit?

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Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Suite 18-206, Toronto, ON M5G 1X5, Canada. philgeorgdoc@aol.com

Abstract

You are director of a large multi-disciplinary ICU. You have recently read that hospital-wide antibiotic stewardship programs have the potential to improve the quality and safety of care, and to reduce the emergence of multi-drug resistant organisms and overall costs. You are considering starting one of these programs in your ICU, but are concerned about the associated infrastructure costs. You are debating whether it is worth bringing the concept forward to your hospital's administration to consider investing in.

PMID:
20236505
PMCID:
PMC2875495
DOI:
10.1186/cc8219
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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