Implementing a strategy for monitoring inpatient antimicrobial use among hospitals in the United States

  • Fridkin S
  • Srinivasan A
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Abstract

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pursuing 3 distinct, complementary efforts focused on providing data for action, including facility-level use metrics for benchmarking across comparable patient care settings, national estimates of usage patterns using sentinel surveillance sites, and limited assessments using proprietary data.

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  • antibiotic resistance
  • antibiotic stewardship
  • antibiotic use
  • healthcare-associated infections
  • patient safety
  • surveillance

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  • Scott K. Fridkin

  • Arjun Srinivasan

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