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Changes in antibiotic use following implementation of a telehealth stewardship pilot program

  • Brigid M. Wilson (a1) (a2), Richard E. Banks (a2), Christopher J. Crnich (a3) (a4), Emma Ide (a3), Roberto A. Viau (a5), Nadim G. El Chakhtoura (a5), Yvonne R. Jones (a6), Jason B. Cherry (a6), Brett A. Anderson (a7) and Robin L. P. Jump (a8) (a9) (a10) (a11)...


Starting in 2016, we initiated a pilot tele-antibiotic stewardship program at 2 rural Veterans Affairs medical centers (VAMCs). Antibiotic days of therapy decreased significantly (P < .05) in the acute and long-term care units at both intervention sites, suggesting that tele-stewardship can effectively support antibiotic stewardship practices in rural VAMCs.


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Author for correspondence: Robin L. P. Jump, E-mail:


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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: This study was presented in part at the 2017 Geriatric Extended Care (GEC) Leads Conference on April 6, 2017, in Orlando, Florida and at IDWeek on October 4, 2017, in San Diego, California.



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