According to the US CDC, the most important modifiable risk factor for antibiotic resistance is (fill in this blank). Find out here and fill in 5 more blanks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2023 added core elements of outpatient antibiotic stewardship to the its guidance from 2014 for hospitals and 2015 for hospital and nursing home settings.
The CDC describes antibiotic stewardship as the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients. "Improving antibiotic prescribing involves implementing effective strategies to modify prescribing practices to align them with evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and management."
The following questions are based on the 2023 guidance; find out how familiar you are with the CDC's Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship.