Telehealth helps promote safe antibiotic prescribing practices in remote healthcare

A pilot project at two rural VA medical centers demonstrated that telehealth videoconferencing promoted antibiotic stewardship efforts by linking remote facilities to infectious diseases-trained professionals, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Antibiotic stewardship helps promote safe prescribing practices to prevent adverse medication events and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Source:  ScienceDaily

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