Costs of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs at US Children's Hospitals.

TitleCosts of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs at US Children's Hospitals.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsZachariah P, Newland JG, Gerber JS, Saiman L, Goldman JL, Hersh AL
Corporate AuthorsSHARPS Collaborative Project Group
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Pagination1-3
Date Published2016 Mar 29
ISSN1559-6834
Abstract

The costs of antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) in children's hospitals have not been described previously. We assessed ASP costs using an online survey administered to ASP leaders at U.S. children's hospitals. ASP costs varied from $17,000 to $388,500 annually (median, $187,400). Overall costs were not correlated with hospital size. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2016;1-3.

DOI10.1017/ice.2016.62
Alternate JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
PubMed ID27020133