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Exploring the Role of Infection Preventionists in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Through Several Lenses

      BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) have demonstrated a decrease in the development of antimicrobial resistance and are critical components of ensuring patient safety. Although ASPs warrant a multidisciplinary team model, the role of infection preventionists (IPs) is not well defined. The objective of this study is to analyze existing knowledge of IPs' contributions to ASPs and identify barriers to their optimal participation.
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