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An antibiotic stewardship program saved $17 million over 8 years

An antibiotic stewardship program saved a total of $17 million over 8 years, with antibiotic costs rising $1 million in the first year after discontinuation.

Standiford, Harold C., Shannon Chan, Megan Tripoli, Elizabeth Weekes, and Graeme N. Forrest. Antimicrobial Stewardship at a Large Tertiary Care Academic Medical Center: Cost analysis, before, during, and after a 7-year program. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2012; 33(4): 338-345. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22418628

Reference

Title
Antimicrobial Stewardship at a Large Tertiary Care Academic Medical Center: Cost analysis, before, during, and after a 7-year program
Publication
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Standiford, Harold C., Shannon Chan, Megan Tripoli, Elizabeth Weekes, and Graeme N. Forrest
Volume & Issue
Volume 33, Issue 4
Pages
338-345
URL
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