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Antimicrobial stewardship in pediatric post-acute care facilities

Published:November 15, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.09.031

      Highlights

      • Antimicrobial stewardship is needed in pediatric post-acute care facilities.
      • Less than half of surveyed facilities had implemented stewardship practices.
      • Lack of treatment guidelines was the most commonly identified barrier to stewardship.
      Providers in pediatric post-acute care facilities were surveyed about knowledge of and resources for antimicrobial stewardship. All agreed that antibiotics were overused in such pediatric facilities, but 60% had not implemented stewardship strategies. Lack of treatment guidelines (47%) was identified as the most common barrier to antimicrobial stewardship.

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