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A presentation from the launch of the UHF-funded outpatient antibiotic stewardship meeting was held on May 12, 2016. A presentation, Sniffle, Sneeze… No Antibiotics, Please: Ambulatory Stewardship Strategies for Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI), was given by Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH, Director of Epidemiology, Stewardship, and Infection Prevention at Montefiore Medical Center; Priya Nori, MD, the Medical Director of Montefiore Medical Center’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine (Infectious Diseases); and Gopi Patel, MD, MS, Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for the Mount Sinai Health System. It provides an overview of outpatient antimicrobial stewardship, antibiotic prescribing rates in different contexts, and examples of successful interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing.
A pdf of the presentation may be downloaded from the box to the right.