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Antimicrobial Stewardship Barriers and Goals in Pediatric Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation: A Survey of Antimicrobial Stewardship Practitioners

  • Joshua Wolf (a1) (a2), Yilun Sun (a3), Li Tang (a3), Jason G. Newland (a4), Jeffrey S. Gerber (a5), Christie J. Van Dyke (a6), Saul R. Hymes (a7), Diana Yu (a8), Delia C. Carias (a9) and Penelope A. Bryant (a10)...

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.

Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2016;37(3):343–347

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Address correspondence to Joshua Wolf, MBBS, FRACP, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Mail Stop 320, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 (
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Presented in part: 14th Annual St. Jude/Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference; Memphis, Tennessee; February 20, 2015; abstract R201538.

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