An antimicrobial stewardship program with a focus on reducing fluoroquinolone overuse.

@article{WongBeringer2009AnAS,
  title={An antimicrobial stewardship program with a focus on reducing fluoroquinolone overuse.},
  author={Annie Wong-Beringer and Lee H. Nguyen and Michelle Forrestall Lee and Kimberly A. Shriner and Jean Pallares},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={736-43}
}
The fluoroquinolones have become the leading class of antimicrobial agents prescribed to adults in the United States. Resistance of key pathogens to fluoroquinolones has developed rapidly in parallel with increased prescribing of these drugs. We describe our pharmacist-led antimicrobial stewardship program that focused on reducing inappropriate prescribing of fluoroquinolones, with the goals of limiting the development of resistance and improving patient outcomes. Core strategies were regular… CONTINUE READING
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