Infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program needs and practices in 2021

In total, 50 healthcare facilities completed a survey in 2021 to characterize changes in infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship practices. Notable findings include sustained surveillance for multidrug-resistant organisms but decreased use of human resource-intensive interventions compared to previous surveys in 2013 and 2018 conducted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coffey, K., Keller, S., Anderson, D., Deloney, V., Harris, A., Henderson, D., . . . Chiotos, K. Infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program needs and practices in 2021: A survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research NetworkInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2023:44(6), 948-950.