Quality & Patient Safety

Core elements of hospital antibiotic stewardship programs

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, August 1, 2015

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The creation and expanded use of antibiotics has allowed for the successful treatment of routine infections and safer surgical procedures. However, there has also been overuse and, in some cases, misuse of antibiotics. This has led to the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, making antibiotics less and less effective.

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