Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care: A Practical Playbook.
Antimicrobial stewardship has been promoted as a strategy to improve patient safety by reducing overuse of antibiotics to prevent hospital-acquired infections. This report draws from the experience of existing programs to summarize practical strategies for implementing initiatives. Core elements include engaging leadership, monitoring effectiveness, and reporting benchmarks.
National Quality Partners. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2016.