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
INFECTION DISEASE & HEALTH | ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2016
Introduction Assessing the quality of antimicrobial prescribing provides hospitals with a means of targeting and measuring the impact of antimicrobial stewardship interventions. There are limited data available on the reliability of these assessments among different types of hospital assessors deployed away from the bedside (ie remotely). Importantly, it is unclear if assessors inexperienced in clinical infectious diseases can reliably evaluate the quality of antimicrobial prescriptions. This study sought to determine the reliability of assessments made by remote hospital assessors with different levels of clinical infectious diseases experience. These assessments were based on (1) concordan..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Project Partnership grant
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council postgraduate scholarship
This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Project Partnership grant (APP 1013746). MOC received a National Health and Medical Research Council postgraduate scholarship (APP1055713).