National Healthcare Safety Network 2018 Baseline Neonatal Standardized Antimicrobial Administration Ratios

In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed neonatal-specific (Standardized Antimicrobial Administration Ratios SAARs), a set of risk-adjusted antimicrobial use metrics that hospitals participating in the National Healthcare Safety Network’s (NHSN’s) antimicrobial use surveillance can use in their antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs). This article outlines the methods and results of developing those SAARs. Erin O’Leary and Amy Webb are contributing authors.