Prevalence and characteristics of antimicrobial stewardship programs at freestanding children's hospitals in the United States.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) are a mechanism to ensure the appropriate use of antimicrobials. The extent to which ASPs are formally implemented in freestanding children's hospitals is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of ASPs in freestanding children's hospitals… CONTINUE READING