Journal article

Prioritizing research areas for antibiotic stewardship programmes in hospitals: a behavioural perspective consensus paper

M Rzewuska, E Charani, JE Clarkson, PG Davey, EM Duncan, JJ Francis, K Gillies, WV Kern, F Lorencatto, CA Marwick, J McEwen, R Moehler, AM Morris, CR Ramsay, S Rogers Van Katwyk, B Skodvin, I Smith, KN Suh, JM Grimshaw



SCOPE: Antibiotic stewardship programmes (ASPs) are necessary in hospitals to improve the judicious use of antibiotics. While ASPs require complex change of key behaviours on individual, team organization and policy levels, evidence from the behavioural sciences is underutilized in antibiotic stewardship studies across the world, including high-income countries (HICs). A consensus procedure was performed to propose research priority areas for optimizing effective implementation of ASPs in hospital settings using a behavioural perspective. METHODS: A workgroup for behavioural approaches to ASPs was convened in response to the fourth call for leading expert network proposals by the Joint Progr..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding received from the Research Council of Norway (RCN) through the JPIAMR under the fourth call (2016). Costs included travel costs, running face-to-face meetings and dissemination of results. The Health Services Research Unit is core funded by the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates. JMG holds a Canada research chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake. EC is funded by National Institute of Health Research Imperial Biomedical Research Centre and the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (NIHR HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London and the Economic and Social Research Council. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the report. All authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to this article.