Journal article

Identifying targets for improvement using a nationally standardized survey: Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis in orthopedic surgery

Courtney E Ierano, Karin Thursky, Caroline Marshall, Sonia Koning, Rodney James, Sandra Johnson, Nabeel Imam, Leon J Worth, Trisha Peel

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP) is commonly administered in orthopedic procedures. Research regarding SAP appropriateness for specific orthopedic procedures is limited and is required to facilitate targeted orthopedic prescriber behavior change. OBJECTIVES: To describe SAP prescribing and appropriateness for orthopedic procedures in Australian hospitals. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Multicenter, national, quality improvement study with retrospective analysis of data collected from Australian hospitals via Surgical National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (Surgical NAPS) audits from January 1, 2016, to April 15, 2019, were analyzed. METHODS: Logistic regression ide..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Surgical NAPS is funded by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care as part of the National Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia Surveillance System; the Australian Government Department of Health, the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Melbourne Health.