Ladenheim, D. et al. Journal of Hospital Infection. Published online: July 29, 2016
Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs in hospitals seek to optimise antimicrobial prescribing in order to improve individual patient care as well as reduce hospital costs, slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance and reduce the incidence of healthcare associated infections. The Start Smart – then Focus toolkit published by Public Health England provides an evidenced-based approach for improving antimicrobial prescribing for acute National Health Service (NHS) Hospital Trusts in England.
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