We undertook a cross-sectional survey of antimicrobial stewardship clinicians in North America and Australasia regarding practices, goals, and barriers to implementation of stewardship for pediatric oncology patients. Goals and barriers were similar regardless of clinician or institutional characteristics and geographic location. Strategies addressing these factors could help optimize antimicrobial use.
Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America
Adolescent; Anti-Infective Agents; Australasia; Bone Marrow Transplantation; Child; Child, Preschool; Cross-Sectional Studies; Goals; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Infection Control; Logistic Models; Medical Oncology; North America; Pediatrics; Program Evaluation; Surveys and Questionnaires
BMT; Antibiotics; Bone Marrow Transplantation; Cancer
Wolf J, Sun Y, Tang L, et al. Antimicrobial Stewardship Barriers and Goals in Pediatric Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation: A Survey of Antimicrobial Stewardship Practitioners. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016;37(3):343-347. doi:10.1017/ice.2015.295