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Antimicrobial stewardship: another focus for patient safety?

Tamma PD, Holmes A, Ashley ED. Antimicrobial stewardship: another focus for patient safety? Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2014;27(4):348-55. doi:10.1097/QCO.0000000000000077.

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July 9, 2014
Tamma PD, Holmes A, Ashley ED. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2014;27(4):348-55.

This review summarizes the literature on antimicrobial stewardship to illustrate its relationship with patient safety. Interventions to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use included guidelines for controlling Clostridium difficile infection rates, mandatory outpatient parenteral therapy consultations, and performing medication reconciliation.