How Long is Too Long? Fungal biomarker
turn-around-time (TAT) and antifungal stewardship.
A median turn-around time of 1-2 weeks significantly devalues the use of fungal biomarkers
Antimicrobial Stewardship from Policy to Practice:Experiences from UK Antimicrobial Pharmacists
Despite the low incidence of invasive fungal infections compared to bacterial infections, for some specialist centers antimicrobial expenditure is dominated by antifungal use. Antifungal stewardship initiatives are gaining momentum in the UK at present with pharmacists driving the agenda. One such program has suggested savings of approximately £180,000 over a 12-month period by rationalizing and reviewing therapies, while another two programs found stepping down and stopping unnecessary empiric therapy was common.