Feasibility and Validity of a Framework for Antimicrobial Stewardship in General Practice: Key Stakeholder Interviews
Lesley A Hawes, Jaclyn Bishop, Kirsty Buising, Danielle Mazza
ANTIBIOTICS-BASEL | MDPI | Published : 2020
There is little guidance about developing systems for antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) for general practice. A literature review identified six key components: governance, monitoring of antibiotic prescribing and resistance with feedback to prescribers, consultation support, education of the public and general practitioners, pharmacist and nurse involvement, and research, which were incorporated into a potential framework for the general practice context. Objectives: to determine the feasibility and validity of the proposed AMS framework. A secondary objective was to identify likely bodies responsible for implementation in Australia. We undertook interviews with 12 key stakeholders from gover..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence Grant
This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence Grant for the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (APP1079625), and a PhD stipend from the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship for L.A.H. and J.B.