Demonstrating the value of antimicrobial stewardship programs to hospital administrators

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Oct 15;59 Suppl 3:S146-53. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu566.

Abstract

The movement away from fee-for-service models to those that emphasize quality of care and patient outcomes affords a unique opportunity for antimicrobial stewardship programs to expand their value for hospital administration. Antimicrobial stewardship participants must collaborate with administrators and key stakeholders to position themselves to improve economic, process, and outcomes measures. This will allow the establishment of antimicrobial stewardship programs as essential components of the present and future healthcare quality journey.

Keywords: antimicrobial stewardship; hospital administrator.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents*
  • Drug Utilization*
  • Hospital Administrators*
  • Humans
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Anti-Infective Agents