ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP - ESTABLISHING EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS FOR AUSTRALIAN HOSPITALS
Grant number: 1013746 | Funding period: 2011 - 2016
This project will examine strategies to improve the use of antimicrobial drugs in Australian hospitals. It will evaluate the impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs on antibiotic prescribing practices in Victorian tertiary hospitals and determine the organisational factors associated with success. It will also examine the needs, and establish models for antimicrobial stewardship beyond the tertiary hospital setting, in private hospitals, small metropolitan and rural hospitals.
Related publications (5)
Measuring antimicrobial prescribing quality in outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) services: development and evaluation of a dedicated national antimicrobial prescribing survey.
N Deborah Friedman, Seok M Lim, Rodney James, Robyn Ingram, Mary O'Reilly, James GD Pollard, Sonia Koning, Catherine George, Arjun Rajkhowa, Douglas F Johnson, Kirsty L Buising
Background: Antimicrobial stewardship programmes are important in driving safety and quality of antimicrobial prescribing. The Nat..
Evaluating antimicrobial therapy: How reliable are remote assessors?
Menino Osbert Cotta, Tim Spelman, Caroline Chen, Rodney S James, Danny Liew, Karin A Thursky, Kirsty L Buising, Caroline Marshall
Introduction Assessing the quality of antimicrobial prescribing provides hospitals with a means of targeting and measuring the imp..
A mixed methods study of the barriers and enablers in implementing antimicrobial stewardship programmes in Australian regional and rural hospitals
Rodney James, Susan Luu, Minyon Avent, Caroline Marshall, Karin Thursky, Kirsty Buising
OBJECTIVES: The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care released recommendations for antimicrobial stewardship ..
Measuring antimicrobial prescribing quality in Australian hospitals: development and evaluation of a national antimicrobial prescribing survey tool
Rodney James, Lydia Upjohn, Menino Cotta, Susan Luu, Caroline Marshall, Kirsty Buising, Karin Thursky
OBJECTIVES: Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programmes have been developed with the intention of reducing inappropriate and unnece..
Implementing antimicrobial stewardship in the Australian private hospital system: a qualitative study
Menino O Cotta, Megan S Robertson, Caroline Marshall, Karin A Thursky, Danny Liew, Kirsty L Buising
OBJECTIVE: To explore organisational factors and barriers contributing to limited uptake of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in Aus..