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FAQs on Joint Commission antimicrobial stewardship standard

In the wake of a CMS ruling that will make antibiotic stewardship programs (ASP) mandatory, The Joint Commission recently announced that it will roll out a similar standard. Effective January 1, 2017, the new Medication Management standard 09.01.01 requires facilities to create an effective ASP. The standard applies to:

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To help facilities with the new requirements, The Joint Commission has compiled a set of FAQs on antimicrobial stewardship, which can be viewed here.

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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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