Antibiotic Stewardship Program
Nationally, studies have shown that up to 50 percent of antibiotic use is inappropriate. Improved stewardship efforts are critical to ensuring that the right drug, if any, is used at the right time and in the right way.
- UHF Releases Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit to Address One of the Biggest Public Health Risks Facing U.S.
- VIDEO: Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Participants On What They've Learned, Where They're Going
- President’s Letter: Is Health Care Quality Improving?
- A Two-Pronged Approach to Antibiotic Resistance
- Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Project Leads to Drop in Prescribing
- Antibiotic Stewardship for Acute Respiratory Infections: The Milstein Toolkit for Ambulatory Care Practices
- Blueprint, Summer 2018
- The Right Prescription: Assessing Potentially Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics Among New York’s Medicaid Population
- Annual Report 2017: Quality and Efficiency
- A Look Back—and Ahead: UHF’s Annual Report
Antibiotic resistance and the need to control multidrug-resistant organisms, particularly in health care settings, are among the major issues confronting health care providers today. With studies showing that up to 50 percent of antibiotic use is inappropriate, antibiotic stewardship was made a top federal priority with the Obama administration’s announcement of a National Action Plan on the issue in March 2015.
Building on the success of its earlier patient safety and quality improvement work, United Hospital Fund has created, both independently and in partnership with the Greater New York Hospital Association, major initiatives aimed at combating the rise of antibiotic-resistant organisms in greater New York-area health care systems.
Two initiatives are currently underway:
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.