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MMWR Vol. 65 / No. RR-6 ► Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship | MMWR

Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship | MMWR
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MMWR Recommendations and Reports
Vol. 65, No. RR-6
November 11, 2016
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Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship
Guillermo V. Sanchez, MPH, MSHS; Katherine E. Fleming-Dutra, MD; Rebecca M. Roberts, MS; et al.
MMWR Recomm Rep 2016;65:1–12

Antibiotic stewardship is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics are prescribed by 

clinicians and used by patients. Improving antibiotic prescribing involves implementing effective 
strategies to modify prescribing practices to align them with evidence-based recommendations 
for diagnosis and management. This report provides a framework for antibiotic stewardship for 
outpatient clinicians and facilities that routinely provide antibiotic treatment. Establishing effective 
antibiotic stewardship interventions can protect patients and improve clinical outcomes in outpatient 
health care settings.