Rev Esp Quimioter 2022;35(Suppl.3):80-83

Rapid techniques for therapeutic optimization. Diagnostic stewardship


Published: 24 October 2022


Rapid microbiologic methods provide clinicians with information regarding the causative organisms of infections and their resistance to antimicrobials to optimize patient outcomes and antimicrobial use. Diagnostic stewardship requires that appropriate tests are requested and information is translated into appropriate management. The implementation of rapid techniques also provides collaborative opportunities between antimicrobial stewardship and diagnostic stewardship programs contributing to limiting the spread of antimicrobial resistance, and decreasing mortality, hospital length of stay, and healthcare costs

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