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Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care: A Practical Playbook.

National Quality Partners. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2016.

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July 13, 2016
National Quality Partners. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2016.

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.

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National Quality Partners. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2016.