Journal article

Development of an antimicrobial stewardship implementation model involving collaboration between general practitioners and pharmacists: GPPAS study in Australian primary care

Sajal K Saha, David CM Kong, Karin Thursky, Danielle Mazza

Primary Health Care Research and Development | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: Rising antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in primary care is a growing concern and a threat to community health. The rise of AMR can be slowed down if general practitioners (GPs) and community pharmacists (CPs) could work as a team to implement antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs for optimal use of antimicrobial(s). However, the evidence supporting a GP pharmacist collaborative AMS implementation model (GPPAS) in primary care remains limited. AIM: With an aim to design a GPPAS model in Australia, this paper outlines how this model will be developed. METHODS: This exploratory study undertakes a systematic review, a scoping review, nationwide surveys, and qualitative interviews to..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study received no specific research grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not for profit sectors. SKS is supported by the Monash University International Post Graduate Scholarship, Monash Graduate Scholarship, travel stipend award from the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) and European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID), and trainee award from the Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research Primary Health Care (TUTOR PHC) to conduct this study. Technical and statistical supports are provided by the Department of General Practice of Monash University.