Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 23, issue 4, P847-864 2009 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2009.06.005 View full text
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Deverick J. Anderson, Keith S. Kaye

Abstract: Most evidence-based methods to control the spread of antimicrobial resistance have been developed and applied to the hospital setting. Strategies to control the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance in hospitals can be categorized as either infection control or antibiotic stewardship strategies. Infection control is the discipline focused on preventing the spread of infections within the health care setting; antibiotic stewardship can help minimize the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms by p…

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