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September 14, 2020

The Case for Algorithmic Stewardship for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technologies

Author Affiliations
  • 1Berkeley Institute for Data Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, University of California, San Francisco
  • 3University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
  • 4Center for Data-Driven Insights and Innovation, University of California Health, Oakland
JAMA. 2020;324(14):1397-1398. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.9371

The first manual on hospital administration, published in 1808, described a hospital steward as “an individual who [is] honest and above reproach,” with duties including the purchasing and management of hospital materials.1 Today, a steward’s job can be seen as ensuring the safe and effective use of clinical resources. The Joint Commission, for instance, requires antimicrobial stewardship programs to support appropriate antimicrobial use, including by monitoring antibiotic prescribing and resistance patterns.

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