CDC’s Core Elements of Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

January 27, 2016

Just over a year after President Barack Obama issued an executive order calling for federal agencies to combat antibiotic resistance, The Joint Commission has released proposed standards that would require a broad range of healthcare providers to implement a structured, evidence-based antimicrobial stewardship program.

The proposed standard, which was released on November 18 under the Medication Management chapter, includes eight elements of performance (EP) that would apply to the following healthcare providers:

  • Ambulatory health care (AHC)
  • Critical access hospitals (CAH)
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing care centers (NCC)
  • Office-based surgery (OBS)

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