June 01, 2016 | | Comments 0
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New antibiotic stewardship playbook meshes NQF, CDC, and Joint Commission guidelines

Released late last month, the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care: A Practical Playbook is broken into five core elements focused on proper antibiotic usage: Leadership commitment, accountability, drug expertise, action, tracking.

Currently, only 40% of U.S. hospitals have an antibiotic stewardship program. The book was created by experts from the NQF, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Hospital Corporation of America and is based on the CDC’s Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs. The playbook also aligns with upcoming Joint Commission standards.

Read the full article on the NQF playbook at HealthLeaders Media. 

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About the Author: Brian Ward is an Associate Editor at HCPro working on accreditation, patient safety, and quality news.

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