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Book/Report

Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care: A Practical Playbook.

National Quality Partners; National Quality Forum; NQF.

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.