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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Jul 26:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.206. [Epub ahead of print]

A model for improving and assessing outpatient stewardship initiatives for acute respiratory infection.

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1
United Hospital Fund,New York,New York.
2
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College Medicine,New York,New York.
3
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,New York,New York.

Abstract

Many hospitals have established inpatient antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs), but outpatient activities remain limited. In 2016, the United Hospital Fund (UHF), an independent nonprofit working to build a more effective healthcare system for every New Yorker, launched a 2-stage grant-funded initiative to evaluate outpatient antibiotic stewardship, focusing on adults with acute respiratory infections (ARIs). Conclusions from stage 1 included few outpatient antibiotic stewardship activities, variation in prescribing, macrolides as the most commonly prescribed antibiotic, and provider interest in improving prescribing.1.

PMID:
31345276
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2019.206

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