Measuring the impact of antimicrobial stewardship programsDik, J-W. H., Hendrix, R., Poelman, R., Niesters, H. G., Postma, M. J., Sinha, B. & Friedrich, A. W., Jun-2016, In : Expert review of anti-Infective therapy. 14, 6, p. 569-575 7 p.
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- Microbes in Health and Disease (MHD)
- Methods in Medicines evaluation & Outcomes research (M2O)
- PharmacoTherapy, Epidemiology and Economics
- Critical care, Anesthesiology, Peri-operative and Emergency medicine (CAPE)
- Real World Studies in PharmacoEpidemiology, -Genetics, -Economics and -Therapy (PEGET)
- Value, Affordability and Sustainability (VALUE)
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs) are being implemented worldwide to optimize antimicrobial therapy, and thereby improve patient safety and quality of care. Additionally, this should counteract resistance development. It is, however, vital that correct and timely diagnostics are performed in parallel, and that an institution runs a well-organized infection prevention program. Currently, there is no clear consensus on which interventions an ASP should comprise. Indeed this depends on the institution, the region, and the patient population that is served. Different interventions will lead to different effects. Therefore, adequate evaluations, both clinically and financially, are crucial. Here, we provide a general overview of, and perspective on different intervention strategies and methods to evaluate these ASP programs, covering before mentioned topics. This should lead to a more consistent approach in evaluating these programs, making it easier to compare different interventions and studies with each other and ultimately improve infection and patient management.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Expert review of anti-Infective therapy|
|Publication status||Published - Jun-2016|
- A-teams, antimicrobial resistance, Antimicrobial stewardship, expert review, one health, antibiotic resistance, consensus, human, infection, patient care, antiinfective agent