Antimicrobial stewardship: international practices and implementation prospects in the Russian hospitals

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Activity of antimicrobial agents is a precious, however limited, resource. Antimicrobial stewardship is a complex of ongoing multidisciplinary interventions to improve antimicrobial use among hospitalized patients. In this review, we present the international experience on antimicrobial stewardship programs in USA, France and UK and discuss the results of the Russian national program "Control strategy of antimicrobial therapy".