Policy Statement on Antimicrobial Stewardship

SHEA, IDSA, PIDS. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2012;33(4):322-327

This position statement of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society of America outlines recommendations for the mandatory implementation of antimicrobial stewardship throughout health care, suggests process and outcome measures to monitor these interventions, and addresses deficiencies in education and research in this field as well as the lack of accurate data on antimicrobial use in the United States.