Journal article

Antimicrobial Stewardship in General Practice: A Scoping Review of the Component Parts

Lesley Hawes, Kirsty Buising, Danielle Mazza

ANTIBIOTICS-BASEL | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

There is no published health-system-wide framework to guide antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in general practice. The aim of this scoping review was to identify the component parts necessary to inform a framework to guide AMS in general practice. Six databases and nine websites were searched. The sixteen papers included were those that reported on AMS in general practice in a country where antibiotics were available by prescription from a registered provider. Six multidimensional components were identified: 1. Governance, including a national action plan with accountability, prescriber accreditation, and practice level policies. 2. Education of general practitioners (GPs) and the public about..

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