What is the Role of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Improving Outcomes of Patients with CAP?

Veronique Nussenblatt, Edina Avdic, Sara Cosgrove

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Abstract

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the most common infectious diagnoses encountered in clinical practice and one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Adherence to antibiotic treatment guidelines is inconsistent and the erroneous diagnosis of CAP and misuse of antibiotics is prevalent in both inpatients and outpatients. This review summarizes interventions that may be promoted by antimicrobial stewardship programs to improve outcomes for patients with CAP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-228
Number of pages18
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • CAP
  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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