Antimicrobial Stewardship in Outpatient Facilities

A presentation from the webinar “National Landscape of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship and Strategies for Engaging Prescribers on Data Findings,” held on September 22, 2016. The presentation was given by Guillermo Sanchez, PA-C, MPH, a public health scientist in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It suggests opportunities for improvement in outpatient antibiotic prescribing; points out barriers to appropriate outpatient antibiotic prescribing and methods to overcome them; and identifies effective interventions to improve outpatient antibiotic prescribing.