Introducing An Antibiotic Stewardship Program In A Humanitarian Surgical Hospital

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618709
Title:
Introducing An Antibiotic Stewardship Program In A Humanitarian Surgical Hospital
Authors:
Bhalla, N; Hussein, N; Atari, M; Fakhri, RM; Lepora, C; Walsh, N; Cosgrove, SE; Murphy, RA
Journal:
American Journal of Infection Control
Abstract:
Antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) implementation in humanitarian settings is a new endeavor. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières introduced an ASP within a hospital in Amman, Jordan, where patients from Iraq, Syria, and Yemen with chronic, often multidrug-resistant, infections related to war are managed. Antibiotics were reviewed, and real-time recommendations were made to optimize choice, dose, duration, and route by a small team. Over the first year of implementation, acceptance of the ASP's recommendations improved. When compared with the year prior to implementation, antibiotic cost in 2014 declined considerably from approximately $252,077 (average, $21,006/month) to <$159,948 ($13,329/month), and a reduction in use of broad-spectrum agents was observed. An ASP in a humanitarian surgical hospital proved acceptable and effective, reducing antibiotic expenditures and use of broad-spectrum agents.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Issue Date:
1-Nov-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618709
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2016.03.036
PubMed ID:
27207158
Submitted date:
2016-11-09
Language:
en
ISSN:
1527-3296
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBhalla, Nen
dc.contributor.authorHussein, Nen
dc.contributor.authorAtari, Men
dc.contributor.authorFakhri, RMen
dc.contributor.authorLepora, Cen
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Nen
dc.contributor.authorCosgrove, SEen
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, RAen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-12T12:08:37Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-12T12:08:37Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-01-
dc.date.submitted2016-11-09-
dc.identifier.citationIntroducing An Antibiotic Stewardship Program In A Humanitarian Surgical Hospital. 2016, 44 (11):1381-1384 Am J Infect Controlen
dc.identifier.issn1527-3296-
dc.identifier.pmid27207158-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ajic.2016.03.036-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618709-
dc.description.abstractAntibiotic stewardship program (ASP) implementation in humanitarian settings is a new endeavor. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières introduced an ASP within a hospital in Amman, Jordan, where patients from Iraq, Syria, and Yemen with chronic, often multidrug-resistant, infections related to war are managed. Antibiotics were reviewed, and real-time recommendations were made to optimize choice, dose, duration, and route by a small team. Over the first year of implementation, acceptance of the ASP's recommendations improved. When compared with the year prior to implementation, antibiotic cost in 2014 declined considerably from approximately $252,077 (average, $21,006/month) to <$159,948 ($13,329/month), and a reduction in use of broad-spectrum agents was observed. An ASP in a humanitarian surgical hospital proved acceptable and effective, reducing antibiotic expenditures and use of broad-spectrum agents.en
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to American Journal of Infection Control.en
dc.titleIntroducing An Antibiotic Stewardship Program In A Humanitarian Surgical Hospitalen
dc.identifier.journalAmerican Journal of Infection Controlen

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