Feasibility of antimicrobial stewardship interventions in community hospitals

What The Study Did: This study evaluated whether implementing two antimicrobial stewardship interventions (pharmacist approval to continue antibiotic use after the first dose and pharmacist engagement with the prescriber about antibiotic appropriateness after 72 hours of treatment) were feasible in community hospitals.

Authors: Deverick J. Anderson, M.D., M.P.H., of the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.9369)

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