Finding the path of least resistance: Locally adapting the MITIGATE toolkit in emergency departments and urgent care centers

Joanne Huang, Zahra Kassamali Escobar, Todd S. Bouchard, Jose Mari G. Lansang, Rupali Jain, Jeannie D. Chan, John B. Lynch, Marisa A. D'Angeli, Larissa S. May, Chloe Bryson-Cahn

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Abstract

The MITIGATE toolkit was developed to assist urgent care and emergency departments in the development of antimicrobial stewardship programs. At the University of Washington, we adopted the MITIGATE toolkit in 10 urgent care centers, 9 primary care clinics, and 1 emergency department. We encountered and overcame challenges: a complex data build, choosing feasible outcomes to measure, issues with accurate coding, and maintaining positive stewardship relationships. Herein, we discuss solutions to challenges we encountered to provide guidance for those considering using this toolkit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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