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Navigating the Web in search of resources on antimicrobial stewardship in health care institutions

Gyssens, Inge C.
Nathwani, Dilip
Published in Clinical infectious diseases. 2009, vol. 48, no. 5, p. 626-632
Abstract Bacterial resistance to antimicrobials has become a public health threat for which coordinated action at the international, national, and local level is needed. Current recommendations for the control of antimicrobial overuse and resistance in hospitals recommend various strategies, including antimicrobial stewardship programs. Several of these integrated and multidisciplinary antimicrobial management programs provide detailed information and recommendations on the Web. We performed a search of the most relevant and authoritative Web sites in English that were available without need for special registration or cost. The search excluded community-based programs, and we present only established programs or those providing expert information useful for building a hospital-based antimicrobial stewardship program. The overview of these Web sites may be useful either for institutions or individuals planning to implement such programs in their own health care institution or for educational purposes targeted at different professionals involved in improving antimicrobial practice.
Keywords Anti-Bacterial Agents/*therapeutic useBacterial Infections/*drug therapyCross Infection/*drug therapyHealth ResourcesHumansInternet*Medication Therapy Management*Practice Guidelines as Topic
PMID: 19191651
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Research group Epidémiologie et contrôle de la résistance aux antibiotiques (866)
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PAGANI, Léonardo et al. Navigating the Web in search of resources on antimicrobial stewardship in health care institutions. In: Clinical infectious diseases, 2009, vol. 48, n° 5, p. 626-632. doi: 10.1086/596762 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:20017

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