While many of us get sick during flu season, it is frequently avoidable. In fact, during the 2016-2017 flu season, flu vaccination prevented an estimated 5.3 million influenza illnesses, 2.6 million flu-associated medical visits and 85,000 flu-associated hospitalizations.
During “Direct Measurement of Performance: A New Era in Antimicrobial Stewardship,” the presenters will discuss how ASP key performance indicators are often confounded by factors beyond an ASP’s control.
“I thought of sepsis with elderly patients and immunocompromised patients, but that’s just not true,” said Meyers. “It can happen to you; it can happen to your daughter; it can happen to a perfectly healthy individual; it can happen to anyone.”