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Antimicrobial stewardship staffing: How much is enough?

  • Matthew H. Greene (a1), Whitney J. Nesbitt (a2) and George E. Nelson (a1)

Abstract

Antimicrobial stewardship improves patient care and reduces antimicrobial resistance, inappropriate use, and adverse outcomes. Despite high-profile mandates for antimicrobial stewardship programs across the healthcare continuum, descriptive data, and recommendations for dedicated resources, including appropriate physician, pharmacist, data analytics, and administrative staffing support, are not robust. This review summarizes the current literature on antimicrobial stewardship staffing and calls for the development of minimum staffing recommendations.

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Author for correspondence: George E. Nelson, Email: george.nelson@vumc.org. Or Matthew H. Greene, Email: greene.mh@gmail.com

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Antimicrobial stewardship staffing: How much is enough?

  • Matthew H. Greene (a1), Whitney J. Nesbitt (a2) and George E. Nelson (a1)

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