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Wilson BM, Banks RE, Crnich CJ, Ide E, Viau RA, El Chakhtoura NG, Jones YR, Cherry JB, Anderson BA, Jump RLP. Changes in antibiotic use following implementation of a telehealth stewardship pilot program. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2019 Jul 1; 40(7):810-814.
Starting in 2016, we initiated a pilot tele-antibiotic stewardship program at 2 rural Veterans Affairs medical centers (VAMCs). Antibiotic days of therapy decreased significantly (P andlt; .05) in the acute and long-term care units at both intervention sites, suggesting that tele-stewardship can effectively support antibiotic stewardship practices in rural VAMCs.