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What is Antibiotic Stewardship?

Antibiotic stewardship is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients. Improving antibiotic prescribing involves implementing effective strategies to modify prescribing practices to align them with evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and management4.

HSAG is a centralized resource for knowledge and tools that help outpatient providers improve health quality, efficiency, and value.

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1CDC. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/week/downloads/gsw-factsheet-cost.pdf.
2CDC. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/programs-measurement/measuring-antibiotic-prescribing.html.
3Sanchez GV, Fleming-Dutra KE, Roberts RM, Hicks LA. Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship. MMWR Recomm Rep 2016;65(No. RR-6):1-12. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/rr/rr6506a1.htm?s_cid=rr6506a1_e.
4Sanchez GV, Fleming-Dutra KE, Roberts RM, Hicks LA. Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship. MMWR Recomm Rep 2016;65(No. RR-6):1-12. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/rr/rr6506a1.htm?s_cid=rr6506a1_e.