Joint Commission Antibiotic Stewardship in Effect: Effective Jan. 1, 2017, standard follows CMS, CDC strategies

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Infection preventionists should be aware that with the turn of the new year, The Joint Commission’s antibiotic stewardship standard is now in effect. The new Medication Management (MM) standard (MM.09.01.01) requires antimicrobial stewardship programs for hospitals, critical access hospitals, and nursing care centers.

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