Institutional antimicrobial stewardship programs seek to decrease the occurrence of C difficile by implementing strategies to address antibiotic usage; however, optimal structure and strategies for accomplishing this remain largely unknown | American Journal of Infection Control
Image shows a colour-enhanced scanning electron micrograph image showing a cluster of Clostridium difficile on a surface.
- More hospitals with non-better Clostridium difficile rank used prospective audit and feedback.
- More better C difficile rank hospitals used a preauthorization strategy.
- More better C difficile rank hospitals restricted more high-risk antibiotics.
Full reference: Barlow, G. et al. (2017) Associations between antimicrobial stewardship program elements and Clostridium difficile infection performance. American Journal of Infection Control. Published online: 27 July 2017.