CDC report: Hospitals are stepping up antibiotic stewardship efforts
The CDC report summarizes new data and improvement efforts the agency has rolled out since publishing its last antibiotic resistance report in 2017. The CDC found 3,816 hospitals nationwide had antibiotic stewardship programs that met its seven core standards in 2017, nearly two times more hospitals than in 2014. The seven core elements are leadership commitment, accountability, drug expertise, action, tracking, reporting and education.
Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/hospitals-are-stepping-up-antibiotic-stewardship-efforts-cdc-says.html
2018 Update: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN THE UNITED STATES PROGRESS AND OPPORTUNITIES. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PDF)