Diagnostic stewardship: are we using the right term?

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_8397F4F028F3
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Editorial
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Diagnostic stewardship: are we using the right term?
Journal
Clinical microbiology and infection
Author(s)
Dyar O.J., Moran-Gilad J., Greub G., Pulcini C.
Working group(s)
ESGMD Executive Committee and the ESGAP Executive Committee
ISSN
1469-0691 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1198-743X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
25
Number
3
Pages
272-273
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The term 'Diagnostic stewardship' is increasingly being used in the literature. This term appears to have emerged in order to address two related and topical aspects of the role of the microbiology laboratory in clinical practice today: i) using microbiology diagnostic tests to improve the use of antibiotics, and ii) promoting the appropriate use of microbiology diagnostic methods. While 'Diagnostic stewardship' is catchy, we worry that it may ultimately be a misleading term with the potential to impede communication with non-infection specialists. We present here the views of two ESCMID study group executive committees (ESGMD and ESGAP) with the hope of stimulating further discussion.
Keywords
Antimicrobial Stewardship, Clinical Laboratory Techniques/methods, Clinical Laboratory Techniques/standards, Humans, Inappropriate Prescribing/prevention & control, Inappropriate Prescribing/statistics & numerical data, Antibiotic stewardship, Antimicrobial stewardship, Communication, Diagnostic stewardship, Laboratory, Terminology
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Web of science
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23/01/2019 12:00
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20/08/2019 15:43
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