Antimicrobial Stewardship in Outpatient Settings Leveraging Innovative Physician-Pharmacist Collaborations to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance
Klepser, M.E., Adams, A.J., and Klepser, D.G. (2015). Antimicrobial Stewardship in Outpatient Settings: Leveraging Innovative Physician-Pharmacist Collaborations to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance. Health Security. 13(3):166-73.
The authors discuss pilot projects launched in three states, which pair physicians and community pharmacists under a Collaborative Practice Agreement (CPA) to treat patients with influenza and group A Streptococcus pharyngitis. CPAs can be used in daily practice and can potentially provide surge capacity for infectious disease outbreaks.