Associations between antimicrobial stewardship program elements and Clostridium difficile infection performance

Giulia Barlow, Julie Patterson, Jeremy Stultz, Amy L. Pakyz

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Abstract

Hospitals are categorized as better, no different, or worse at a national level based on their Clostridium difficile infection performance. Institutional antimicrobial stewardship programs seek to decrease the occurrence of C difficile by implementing strategies to address antibiotic usage; however, optimal structure and strategies for accomplishing this remain largely unknown. We found that a higher proportion of hospitals with either a worse or no different rank used a postprescription audit and feedback strategy than hospitals with a better rank.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1399-1401
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume45
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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Clostridium Infections
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  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Associations between antimicrobial stewardship program elements and Clostridium difficile infection performance. / Barlow, Giulia; Patterson, Julie; Stultz, Jeremy; Pakyz, Amy L.

In: American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 45, No. 12, 01.12.2017, p. 1399-1401.

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