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The Implementation of a Unit-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Using a Consultative Approach to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing Practices

      BACKGROUND: As a tertiary teaching hospital we strive to improve the health of our community; supportive to this mission is the coordination of a unit-based Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) designed to improve and measure the appropriate use of antimicrobials on a 42 bed medical/surgical unit. The objectives are to implement evidence-based interventions to improve individual patient outcomes, reduce the overall burden of antibiotic resistance and reduce healthcare costs without negatively impacting patient care. The interdisciplinary ASP committee members are committed to the program's design with plans to expand the program to all units.
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