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[Editorial] NICE antimicrobial stewardship: right drug, dose, and time?

22 Aug 2015

On Aug 18, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK released its first guideline on antimicrobial stewardship, after a draft was published earlier this year. Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use is aimed at all health and social care practitioners (hospital and care home staff, general practitioners [GPs], dentists, podiatrists, pharmacists, and community nurses), commissioning and provider organisations, and users, although next year NICE will release more specific advice on antimicrobials for the general public.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet