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The Blind Spot of Antibiotic Stewardship: Antibiotic Overuse at Discharge

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Sep 24, 2019 01:32 PM

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Valerie Vaughn
Assistant Professor @University of Michigan Medical School and Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System
Valerie Vaughn, MD MSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and hospitalist physician at the University of Michigan Medical School and Ann Arbor Veteran’s Association Hospital. Her research focuses on improving the safety of hospitalized patients by combating healthcare associated infections and reducing antibiotic overuse, particularly at hospital discharge. She is Hospitalist Lead for an initiative to improve antibiotic prescribing in a 46-hospital collaborative, the Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium (http://mi-hms.org/coordinating-center). She has authored over 20 peer-reviewed papers, including high-profile articles JAMA, BMJ, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and Annals of Internal Medicine. She serves as Liaison for the Society of Hospital Medicine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and as a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Research Committee.