The Role of Stewardship in Addressing Antibacterial Resistance: Stewardship and Infection Control Committee of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group.

TitleThe Role of Stewardship in Addressing Antibacterial Resistance: Stewardship and Infection Control Committee of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAnderson DJ, Jenkins TC, Evans SR, Harris AD, Weinstein RA, Tamma PD, Han JH, Banerjee R, Patel R, Zaoutis TE, Lautenbach E
Corporate AuthorsStewardship and Infection Control Committeea of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group(ARLG)
JournalClin Infect Dis
Volume64
Issuesuppl_1
PaginationS36-S40
Date Published2017 Mar 15
ISSN1537-6591
Abstract

Antibacterial resistance is increasing globally and has been recognized as a major public health threat. Antibacterial stewardship is the coordinated effort to improve the appropriate use of antibiotics with the aim to decrease selective pressure for multidrug-resistant organisms in order to preserve the utility of antibacterial agents. This article describes the activities of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) in the area of antibacterial stewardship. To date, the ARLG has focused intensely on development of rapid diagnostic tests, which (when coupled with educational and institutional initiatives) will enable the robust stewardship that is needed to address the current crisis of antibacterial resistance. In addition to exploring the effectiveness of stewardship techniques in community hospitals, the ARLG has also developed strategy trials to assess the feasibility of reducing antibacterial usage while preserving patient outcome.

DOI10.1093/cid/ciw830
Alternate JournalClin. Infect. Dis.
PubMed ID28350902