Journal article

Evaluating the Implementation of a Pilot Quality Improvement Program to Support Appropriate Antimicrobial Prescribing in General Practice

Ruby Biezen, Kirsty Buising, Tim Monaghan, Rachael Ball, Karin Thursky, Ron Cheah, Malcolm Clark, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

ANTIBIOTICS-BASEL | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing contributes to increasing antimicrobial resistance. An antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) program in the form of quality improvement activities that included audit and feedback, clinical decision support and education was developed to help optimise prescribing in general practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the implementation of this program (Guidance GP) in three general practices in Melbourne, Australia, between November 2019 and August 2020. Thirty-one general practitioners (GPs) participated in the program, with 11 GPs and three practice managers participating in follow-up focus groups and interviews to explore the acceptability and feasibi..

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Grants

Awarded by RACGP Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by Therapeutic Guidelines LTD and RACGP Foundation, grant number TGL02. J.-A.M.-N. was supported by an MRFF Next Generation Clinician Translating Research into Practice Fellowship.