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The Role of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Team in the Use of Rapid Diagnostic Testing in Acute Care: An Official Position Statement of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists

  • Brandon Hill (a1) (a2), Navaneeth Narayanan (a3), Elizabeth Palavecino (a4), Katherine K. Perez (a5), Sasha Premraj (a6), Amber Streifel (a7), Rebekah H. Wrenn (a8) and Kristen Zeitler (a9)...

Rapid diagnostic technologies can assist Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs) in achieving the goals of reducing unnecessary antimicrobial exposure and optimizing patient care. The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists supports all members of the ASP team as essential components of optimal use of these technologies for management of antibiotic prescribing and cost-reduction strategies.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:473–475

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Address correspondence to Kristen Zeitler, PharmD, Department of Pharmacy, Tampa General Hospital, 1 Tampa General Circle, Tampa, FL 33606 (
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