Journal article

Establishing essential metrics for antifungal stewardship in hospitals: the results of an international Delphi survey

A Khanina, KF Urbancic, GM Haeusler, DCM Kong, AP Douglas, SY Tio, LJ Worth, MA Slavin, KA Thursky

JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Guidance on assessment of the quantity and appropriateness of antifungal prescribing is required to assist hospitals to interpret data effectively and structure quality improvement programmes. OBJECTIVES: To achieve expert consensus on a core set of antifungal stewardship (AFS) metrics and to determine their feasibility for implementation. METHODS: A literature review was undertaken to develop a list of candidate metrics. International experts were invited to participate in sequential web-based surveys to evaluate the importance and feasibility of metrics in the area of AFS using Delphi methodology. Three surveys were completed. Consensus was predefined as ≥80% agreement on the i..

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