TABLE 2

Key antimicrobial stewardship considerations for implementation of rapid infectious disease diagnostics

GoalKey questionKey considerations and potential strategiesa
Right interpretationWill the clinician understand the test result?Result report language
Selective reporting of relevant results
AS prospective audit and feedback
AS real-time decision support
Right antimicrobialWill the clinician appropriately modify antimicrobials based on the test result?Clinical practice guidelines
EMR-based decision support with result reporting
AS prospective audit and feedback
AS real-time decision support
Right timeWill the clinician act upon the test result promptly?EMR reporting
Results called with readback reporting
AS prospective audit and feedback
AS real-time decision support
  • a AS, antimicrobial stewardship.