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Effect of antibiotic stewardship programmes on the incidence of infection

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Antibiotic stewardship programmes have been shown to reduce antibiotic use and hospital costs. A systematic review has assessed evidence of the effects of antibiotic stewardship on the incidence of infections and colonisation with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospital inpatients.1

The primary outcome was the change in the incidence of infection and colonisation with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and Clostridium difficile infections in hospital inpatients after implementation of antibiotic stewardship. The review’s main outcomes were …

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