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New CDC Antibiotic Stewardship Training Targets Outpatient Settings

Published July 18, 2018

This week, CDC launched the second installment of the free web-based antibiotic stewardship training.  The first installment, which include 3 modules, was launched in February this year.  It provided an overview on the threat of antibiotic resistance and the benefits of antimicrobial stewardship programs in combating this threat.  The current installment, which is divided in… Read More

Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Outpatient Setting

Published November 17, 2017

Antimicrobial stewardship is not only about inpatient antimicrobial prescribing.  Inappropriate outpatient antibiotic prescribing has contributed to the development of resistant organisms.  Nebraska is one of the leading states in the country contributing to the problem of inappropriate outpatient antibiotic prescribing.  Recognizing this as a national issue with global implications, in 2014 the President called for… Read More

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

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