Implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program at a 60-bed long-term acute care hospital

Perry G. Pate, Donald F. Storey, Donna L. Baum

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Abstract

We implemented an antimicrobial stewardship program at an urban, 60-bed long-term acute care hospital using a strategy of weekly postprescriptive chart audit with intervention and feedback. The results for the first 15 months demonstrated 80% acceptance of recommendations, a 21% reduction in use, and a 28% reduction in cost per patient-day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-408
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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