Demonstrating the Value of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs to Hospital Administrators
Clinical Infectious Diseases OCT 15, 2014 V.59 Suppl.3 S146-S153
Jerod L. Nagel1, James G. Stevenson1, Edward H. Eiland III2,a, and Keith S. Kaye3
1University of Michigan Hospitals and Health System, Ann Arbor
2Department of Pharmacy, Huntsville Hospital, Alabama
3Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
Correspondence: Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH, Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 4201 Saint Antoine, Ste 2B, Box 331, Detroit, MI 48201 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The movement away from fee-for-service models to those that emphasize quality of care and patient outcomes affords a unique opportunity for antimicrobial stewardship programs to expand their value for hospital administration.
Antimicrobial stewardship participants must collaborate with administrators and key stakeholders to position themselves to improve economic, process, and outcomes measures.
This will allow the establishment of antimicrobial stewardship programs as essential components of the present and future healthcare quality journey….
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