Antimicrobial stewardship: bridging the gap between quality care and cost.
Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2011 Feb;24 Suppl 1:S11-20
Authors: Goff DA
Antibiotic resistance continues to rise, whereas development of new agents to counter it has slowed. A heightened need exists to maintain the effectiveness of currently available agents. This review focuses on the need for better antimicrobial stewardship, expected benefits of well designed antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs), and provides suggestions for development of an effective ASP.
PMID: 21200180 [PubMed - in process]