• Antifungal stewardship: Core elements to success

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Antimicrobial stewardship has been defined as coordinated interventions designed to improve and measure appropriate use of antimicrobial agents by promoting the selection of optimal drug regimens.
    The CDC first developed the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship in 2014. These guidelines likely apply to antifungal stewardship as well. However, fungal infections can be more complex and may require different considerations for optimal management. Antifungals are not used nearly as much as antibiotics, yet their use is not insignificant. Approximately 3% of hospitalized patients receive a
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