The Role of Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory: Stepping Up to the Plate

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Abstract

We report the development of a collaborative relationship between antimicrobial stewardship and clinical microbiology that incorporates stewardship practices into daily laboratory rounds. Antimicrobial stewardship involvement on rounds was a welcomed and effective initiative with substantial rates of intervention. New opportunities to positively impact use of antimicrobials and laboratory resources were realized.

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