National Quality Partners Playbook™: Antibiotic Stewardship in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care

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A National Quality Partners Playbook™

Inappropriate use of antibiotics is a serious threat to the health and safety of individuals receiving care in post-acute and long-term care settings (e.g., nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and post-acute care rehabilitation settings). According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 75 percent of the antibiotics in nursing homes are prescribed inappropriately. To address this issue, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its conditions of participation for long-term care facilities to include requirements related to antibiotic stewardship. To assist facilities in meeting these requirements and implementing a comprehensive antibiotic stewardship program, the National Quality Forum’s National Quality Partners™ (NQP) developed the NQP Playbook™: Antibiotic Stewardship in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. Crafted with input from more than 50 key experts, the NQP Playbook™ offers practical strategies and useful resources for implementing high-quality antibiotic stewardship programs in post-acute and long-term care facilities nationwide.

Date of Publication: July 2018