The pharmacist's role in promoting optimal antimicrobial use.

  title={The pharmacist's role in promoting optimal antimicrobial use.},
  author={Lori M. Dickerson and Arch G. Mainous and Peter J. Carek},
  volume={20 6},
Optimal use of antimicrobials is essential in the face of escalating antibiotic resistance, and requires cooperation from all sectors of the health care system. Although antibiotic-restriction policies in the hospital setting are important in altering microbial susceptibility patterns, an overall reduction in antibiotic prescriptions in the outpatient setting is more likely to significantly impact antibiotic resistance. Education of providers, application of clinical practice guidelines, audit… CONTINUE READING
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