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Implementation of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at a 60-Bed Long-Term Acute Care Hospital

  • Perry G. Pate (a1), Donald F. Storey (a1) and Donna L. Baum (a2)

Abstract

We implemented an antimicrobial stewardship program at an urban, 60-bed long-term acute care hospital using a strategy of weekly postprescriptive chart audit with intervention and feedback. The results for the first 15 months demonstrated 80% acceptance of recommendations, a 21% reduction in use, and a 28% reduction in cost per patient-day.

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5939 Harry Hines Boulevard, Suite 845, Dallas, TX 75235 (pgpate@aol.com)

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P.G.P. and D.ES. contributed equally to this article

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