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Appropriate Use of Antibiotics in Hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified evidence-based processes and protocols to prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  Hospitals report on their implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program that includes seven core elements.

Time Period Covered

  • 2019

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Adults and Children