Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

For Healthcare Professionals

The Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship provides a framework for antibiotic stewardship for outpatient clinicians and facilities that routinely provide antibiotic treatment. This report augments existing guidance for other clinical settings.

Antibiotic stewardship is 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.

Commitment

Action for Policy and Practice

Tracking and Reporting

Education and Expertise

More Resources to Fulfill All Core Elements