Journal article

Antimicrobial stewardship resources and activities for children in tertiary hospitals in Australasia: a comprehensive survey

Penelope A Bryant

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify current antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) resources and activities for children in hospitals throughout Australasia, to identify gaps in services. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Tertiary paediatric hospitals (children's hospitals and combined adult and paediatric hospitals that offer tertiary paediatric care) in every state and territory of Australia and the North and South Islands of New Zealand were surveyed in June 2013 regarding AMS resources and activities. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: A description of AMS resources and activities for children in tertiary hospitals. RESULTS: We surveyed 14 hospitals, with paediatric bed numbers ranging from 40 to 300. Seven had a dedica..

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