Date & Time
Monday, May 1, 2023, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
119 Fighting Antibiotic Resistance: A Statewide Multimethod Research Study

Antimicrobial resistance poses a great threat to global health, but little attention has been paid to AMR in the carceral setting. This talk describes the use quantitative benchmarking data and qualitative barrier/facilitator assessment to inform the implementation and assess the progress of the antimicrobial stewardship programs in Massachusetts jails and prisons.

Educational Objectives
  • Review the consequences of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing
  • Describe the study's quantitative findings regarding antibiotic use
  • Summarize the study's qualitative findings regarding barriers and facilitators to an antimicrobial stewardship program

Level: Intermediate