CDC Updates Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

Published: 11/25/2019

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released updated guidance addressing antibiotic stewardship.  The updated Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs: 2019 reflects lessons learned from five years of experience since the guidance was first issued, as well as new evidence from the field of antibiotic stewardship.

Major updates to the hospital Core Elements include:

  • Hospital Leadership Commitment: There is a new emphasis on the need for hospital leade

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