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September 2017

Blue Cross Blue Shield Report Shows Drop in Antibiotic Prescription Fill Rates

Published September 26, 2017

A report published by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, in partnership with HealthCore and Blue Health Intelligence, indicates a reduction in the fill rate of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions in the US.  This report examined the number of antibiotic prescriptions filled between 2010 and 2016 by commercially insured members after an outpatient clinic visit.  Key… Read More

Web-Based Education Improves Awareness of Nurses on Antimicrobial Stewardship in LTCF

Published September 12, 2017

Nurses are a pivotal part of antimicrobial stewardship (AS) in all healthcare settings including long-term care facilities (LTCF).  Providing AS education to healthcare providers such as nurses is not only a part of the CDC AS core elements, it may also help reduce inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing.  A recently published study assessed the impact of a… Read More

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