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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Living Centers
Principal Investigator:

Kerry LaPlante

Location: Providence, RI
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: December 2016 - November 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $209,561
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest public health threats worldwide. The development and proliferation of multidrug-resistant pathogens is largely driven by inappropriate antimicrobial use. Current reports state that over 50% of antimicrobial use in hospitals and up to 70% in long-term care facilities is potentially inappropriate. Recognizing the urgency of this national crisis, President Obama issued an executive order in September 2014, mandating the implementation of antimicrobial...

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