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Hospitals support antimicrobial stewardship, but practice falls short

May 4, 2015

An overwhelming majority of lead infection control coordinators at hospitals see the need for antimicrobial stewardship, yet nearly half of their facilities do not regularly use such practices to help prevent Clostridium difficile infections, according to a recent study.

“The gap between our respondents’ reported regular use of antimicrobial stewardship and their perceived strength of evidence to support antimicrobial stewardship was the highest of any practice [we studied],” Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, of the Center for Clinical Management Research at Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and colleagues wrote in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

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