Journal article

Assessing patient understanding of their antimicrobial treatment: How are we doing and how might we improve?

Kim Yeoh, Catherine George, Arjun Rajkhowa, Kirsty Buising

Infection, Disease & Health | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard states that patients should receive certain information about their antimicrobial therapy. How well the patient communication recommendations of the standard are followed in clinical practice is not well established. The aim of this pilot quality improvement study was to assess current practices around communication with hospitalised patients about their antimicrobial therapy, to determine compliance with current recommendations, and develop and implement quality improvement actions focused on patient communication for antimicrobial stewardship in Australia. METHODS: Adult inpatients receiving one or more antimicrobials for gre..

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