A Handshake From Antimicrobial Stewardship Opens Doors for Infectious Disease Consultations

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 May 15;64(10):1449-1452. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix139.


Implementation of a unique in-person pediatric antimicrobial stewardship program was associated with a significant increase in infectious disease consultations at a quaternary care children's hospital. This study demonstrates that antimicrobial stewardship programs support, and do not compete with, infectious disease programs.

Keywords: antimicrobial stewardship; consultation; curbside..

MeSH terms

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship / organization & administration*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cohort Studies
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Communicable Diseases / drug therapy
  • Drug Resistance
  • Drug Utilization Review
  • Hospitals, Pediatric* / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Referral and Consultation*
  • Retrospective Studies