Antimicrobial physician and pharmacist experience and perception of an antimicrobial Self-Stewardship Time-Out Program (SSTOP) intervention at eight Veterans’ Affairs medical centers

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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 Jan 24:1-4. doi: 10.1017/ice.2022.266. Online ahead of print.


We explored experiences and perceptions surrounding the Self-Stewardship Time-Out Program (SSTOP) intervention across implementation sites to improve antimicrobial use. Semistructured qualitative interviews were conducted with Antibiotic Stewardship physicians and pharmacists, from which 5 key themes emerged. SSTOP may serve to achieve sustainable promotion of antibiotic use improvements.

PMID:36691809 | DOI:10.1017/ice.2022.266

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