Journal article

The impact of pharmacist-led antifungal stewardship interventions in the hospital setting: a systematic review

Anna Khanina, Kelly A Cairns, David CM Kong, Karin A Thursky, Monica A Slavin, Jason A Roberts

JOURNAL OF PHARMACY PRACTICE AND RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Aim: To summarise the evidence on pharmacist-led antifungal stewardship (AFS) programs in the hospital setting and to evaluate their impact on the quality of antifungal prescribing and infection management, antifungal usage and clinical outcomes. Data sources: A systematic review of English-language studies identified in MEDLINE and EMBASE was performed on 27 November 2020 and conducted in accordance with PRISMA. Search terms included ‘antifungal agent’, ‘invasive fungal infection’, ‘antimicrobial stewardship’, ‘patient care bundles’ and ‘pharmacist’. Study selection: Eligible studies describing pharmacist-led quality improvement intervention(s) implemented in the hospital setting targeted a..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

JAR would like to acknowledge funding from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council for a Centre of Research Excellence (APP1099452) and a Practitioner Fellowship (APP1117065) as well as an Advancing Queensland Clinical Fellowship. MAS would like to acknowledge funding from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council for a Centre of Research Excellence (APP1116876) and a Investigator Fellowship (APP 1173791).