From intermittent antibiotic point prevalence surveys to quality improvement: experience in Scottish hospitals

William Malcolm, Dilip Nathwani, Peter Davey, Tracey Cromwell, Andrea Patton, Jacqueline Reilly, Shona Cairns, Marion Bennie

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Abstract

In 2008, the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) was established to coordinate a national antimicrobial stewardship programme. In 2009 SAPG led participation in a European point prevalence survey (PPS) of hospital antibiotic use. We describe how SAPG used this baseline PPS as the foundation for implementation of measures for improvement in antibiotic prescribing.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Number of pages9
JournalAntimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • quality improvement
  • prescribing indicators
  • point prevalence surveys
  • antibiotic
  • hospital prescribing
  • surgical prophylaxis

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