June 23, 2022

The Joint Commission: New R3 Report on requirements for antibiotic stewardship

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission on June 22 announced a new “R3 Report—Issue 35: New and Revised Requirements for Antibiotic Stewardship,” which details the rationale and references behind new and revised requirements to optimize the use of antibiotics, effective January 1, 2023.

The requirements include 12 new and revised elements of performance in the Medication Management chapter that expand on current expectations for antibiotic stewardship programs in accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.

The revisions also include updates that align with federal regulations and current recommendations from scientific and professional organizations.

The prepublication version of the New and Revised Requirements for Antibiotic Stewardship will be available online until December 31, 2022.


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