Prescribing trends before and after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program.

  title={Prescribing trends before and after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program.},
  author={Kelly A. Cairns and Adam W. J. Jenney and Iain J. Abbott and Matthew J. Skinner and Joseph Samuel Doyle and Michael Joseph Dooley and Allen C Cheng},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={198 5},
OBJECTIVES Antimicrobial stewardship programs are recommended to reduce antimicrobial resistance by reducing inappropriate use of antimicrobials. We implemented an antimicrobial stewardship program and aimed to evaluate its effect on broad-spectrum antimicrobial use. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Observational study with historical control using interrupted time series analysis conducted in a tertiary referral hospital. Hospital inpatients prescribed restricted antimicrobials for non… CONTINUE READING
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