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Hospitalized children were discharged sooner and were less likely to be readmitted when physicians followed the recommendations of an antibiotic stewardship program, researchers reported recently in Philadelphia at the IDWeek 2014 conference. The study is the first to show the benefits of drug stewardship on children’s health.

IDWEEK 2014: Antibiotic stewardship reduces pediatric patients length of stay, readmissions

Skeptics’ wrong, stopping antibiotics, discharging sooner worked