Current infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices: A survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network (SRN)

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Sep;40(9):1046-1049. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.172. Epub 2019 Jul 17.


We used a survey to characterize contemporary infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices across 64 healthcare facilities, and we compared these findings to those of a similar 2013 survey. Notable findings include decreased frequency of active surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, frequent active surveillance for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and increased support for antibiotic stewardship programs.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship / standards*
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / standards*
  • Pharmacy / standards
  • Pharmacy Service, Hospital / standards
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / standards
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States