Implementation of a hospital antibiotic stewardship program: first results

@inproceedings{Neves2015ImplementationOA,
  title={Implementation of a hospital antibiotic stewardship program: first results},
  author={Isabel V. Neves and Vanessa da Silva Alves and Alves Dur{\~a}es and Randy Abreu and Sofia Jord{\~a}o and M{\'a}rio Guimar{\~a}es and Mj Soares and David J. Peres and F Vieira and I Devesa},
  booktitle={Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control},
  year={2015}
}
Portugal has high rates of healthcare associated infection and antimicrobial resistance. In February of 2013 the National Program on Prevention and Infection Control and Antimicrobial Resistance (PPCIRA) was restructured. In November of 2013 the PPCIRA determined implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Programs (ASP) in all healthcare facilities. 

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