The Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program focuses on improving antibiotic prescribing in outpatient settings, such as primary care offices and emergency rooms. Changing prescribing behaviors can be difficult, but there are proven evidence-based methods to optimize antibiotic therapy for individuals while minimizing harm to the patient and reducing antibiotic resistance in the community.
If you are interested in improving antibiotic prescribing in inpatient settings, please visit CDC’s Get Smart for Healthcare program website.
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