Title

Considerations for implementation: Pediatric outpatient antimicrobial stewardship program.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2021

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2021.07.017

Abstract

It is encouraging that most acute care centers have formal antimicrobial stewardship (AS) programs; though, most antibiotic use occurs in outpatient settings where access to infectious diseases specialists are limited. Stewardship programs often target dichotomous populations (adult or pediatric), but most children receive care in nonacademic, community outpatient settings. We propose 3 considerations for adult providers and infection preventionists seeking to incorporate outpatient AS elements and implement quality improvement initiatives that optimize pediatric care.

Journal Title

American journal of infection control

Volume

49

Issue

12

First Page

1543

Last Page

1546

Keywords

Antibiotic stewardship; Children; Community; Framework.

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