In the U.S., patients receive 25% more antibiotics and for longer durations than any other country. When they develop resistance to these drugs, infections can happen. Antimicrobial resistance has been worsening and treatments are scarce. This leads to increased mortality, longer hospital stays and higher patient costs.
The CPS Antimicrobial Stewardship program can help. We can help reverse antimicrobial resistance, reduce the incidence of Clostridium difficile up to 60% and improve outcomes across the board. In our pilot program covering 180 hospitals, participating facilities realized significant reductions in antibiotic consumption both clinically and financially, even with 3%-4% drug inflation occurring. All facilities combined saved $3,386,111.29 from the baseline period.
We achieved these results with the following proprietary elements of our program:
- A multidisciplinary team that includes pharmacy, and an identified antimicrobial stewardship leader
- An antimicrobial stewardship policy and associated procedures that include the requirement that metrics be reported for recording and evaluation
- A stewardship education and training initiative for clinicians and other relevant staff
- Antibiogram in place You need more than best practices to succeed, you need a team of proven experts by your side. Learn more about the CPS Antimicrobial Stewardship program by contacting us today.