Develop a Strategy for Robust Antimicrobial Stewardship
October 2017 - Vol. 14 No. 10 - Page #28

Implementing a strategy to improve antimicrobial stewardship in health care facilities has become increasingly critical in recent years, as inappropriate anti-infective use has driven high rates of antimicrobial resistance and significant costs related to infections. Up to 50% of anti-infective use in the acute care setting may be inappropriate or unnecessary.1 In addition, antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) must contend with the limited development of innovative anti-infectives in the pharmaceutical industry.

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