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Antibiotic Stewardship in Arizona Skilled Nursing Facilities

This goal of this project is to develop an antibiotic stewardship program, or “playbook,” for prescribing antibiotics to treat infectious diseases in skilled nursing facilities in Arizona. This playbook will be developed by implementing an antibiotic stewardship protocol across 16 Arizona skilled nursing facilities. This grant award is the result of an academic-community research partnership between Dr. Ellingson, community partners, and Peter Patterson, MD, MBA, a subject-matter expert in antibiotic stewardship with Patterson LTC Consults. This project is funded through an Arizona Biomedical Commission Investigator Grant. 

 

Start Year: 
2018
End Year: 
2021
MEZCOPH Researchers: 

The University of Arizona