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A Novel Metric to Monitor the Influence of Antimicrobial Stewardship Activities

  • Daniel J. Livorsi (a1) (a2), Erin O’Leary (a3), Tamra Pierce (a4), Lindsey Reese (a4), Katharina L. van Santen (a3), Daniel A. Pollock (a3), Jonathan R. Edwards (a3) and Arjun Srinivasan (a3)...

Abstract

The antimicrobial use (AU) option within the National Healthcare Safety Network summarizes antimicrobial prescribing data as a standardized antimicrobial administration ratio (SAAR). A hospital’s antimicrobial stewardship program found that greater involvement of an infectious disease physician in prospective audit and feedback procedures was associated with reductions in SAAR values across multiple antimicrobial categories.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:721–723

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Address correspondence to Daniel Livorsi, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa VA Health Care System, 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA 52246 (daniel-livorsi@uiowa.edu).

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A Novel Metric to Monitor the Influence of Antimicrobial Stewardship Activities

  • Daniel J. Livorsi (a1) (a2), Erin O’Leary (a3), Tamra Pierce (a4), Lindsey Reese (a4), Katharina L. van Santen (a3), Daniel A. Pollock (a3), Jonathan R. Edwards (a3) and Arjun Srinivasan (a3)...

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