Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program to optimize antimicrobial use for outpatients at emergency department

Journal of Hospital InfectionDinh A, et al. | July 14, 2017

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In this study, researchers investigated the impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs), implemented in their emergency Department (ED), on antimicrobial use for outpatients. Findings revealed a dramatic decrease in the number of unnecessary antimicrobial prescriptions with this implementation. However, ASP had little impact on most other aspects of inappropriate prescribing.

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