In 2014, a short-term acute care hospital operating over 350 staffed beds and nearly 300 Medicare-certified beds tracked antimicrobial spend greater than $20 per adjusted patient day (PAPD). To reduce this number, hospital leaders reached out to Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) regarding the CPS Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.
The CPS team created a strategy that included:
- Developing a dedicated Antimicrobial (ABX) Steering Committee
- Establishing shared committee goals
- Developing proprietary resources to encourage ABX success
- Constructing antibiogram reviews discussing ABX sensitivities to bacteria
Beginning with the 2014 ABX spend at greater than $20/PAPD, CPS Antimicrobial teams were able to reduce the spend to $5.27/PAPD by February 2021. This represents an ABX spend decrease of approximately 75%.
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