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

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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.

This electronic Fact Sheet provides a brief, two-page overview of the NQP Playbook™: Antibiotic Stewardship in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, which offers practical strategies and useful resources for healthcare organizations and clinicians across health care settings for implementing high-quality antibiotic stewardship programs in post-acute and long-term care facilities nationwide.

Date of Publication: July 2018