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Show Me the Money: Long-Term Financial Impact of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

  • James R. Beardsley (a1), John C. Williamson (a1), James W. Johnson (a1), Vera P. Luther (a2), Rebekah H. Wrenn (a1) and Christopher C. Ohl (a2)...


The financial impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program in operation for more than 11 years was determined by calculating the reduction in antimicrobial expenditures minus program labor costs. Depending on the method of inflation adjustment used, the program was associated with average cost savings of $920,070 to $2,064,441 per year.


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Department of Pharmacy, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27410 (


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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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