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Telligen, Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (2018)   C2

Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) is a coordinated program that promotes the appropriate use of antimicrobials to improve patient outcomes, reduce microbial resistance, and decrease the spread of multi-drug resistant organisms. In clinical settings, stewardship activities focus on measuring and improving how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients. Improving antibiotic prescribing involves implementing effective strategies to modify prescribing practices to align them with evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and management.

AMR,  Antimicrobial resistance,  antibiotic stewardship,  antibiotics,