Pharmacists Step In When Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Lack On-site ID Support

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Pharmacists Step In When Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Lack On-site ID Support 
Healio | April 22, 2021
Featured Expert: Daniel J. Livorsi, MD, Assistant Professor at University of Iowa Health Care
Summary

An analysis of surveys and CDC data have shown that up to half of U.S. hospitals lack an ID physician or ID pharmacist, according to Daniel J. Livorsi, MD, assistant professor at the University of Iowa Health Care. Antimicrobial stewardship duties will often fall to a PharmD if no one has a clearly defined role, but stewardship efforts proved more successful with cross-department support.

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