Antibiotic stewardship is a no-brainer

Yet more evidence has come to light that antibiotic stewardship programs do make a world of difference.

Results from a meta-analysis published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases highlight the effectiveness of antibiotic stewardship in reducing the incidence of infections and colonisation with multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (51%), extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing and carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (48%), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (37%), and Clostridium difficile (32%).

Significantly, the