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New guidelines on antibiotic stewardship

KEY POINT

New antibiotic stewardship guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) focus on preauthorization of antibiotics or prospective review, facility-specific guidance, syndrome-specific stewardship, and a variety of other recommendations targeted at optimal use of antibiotics to decrease the occurrence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

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