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

Malcolm, William and Nathwani, Dilip and Davey, Peter and Cromwell, Tracey and Patton, Andrea and Reilly, Jacqueline and Cairns, Shona and Bennie, Marion (2013) From intermittent antibiotic point prevalence surveys to quality improvement : experience in Scottish hospitals. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2 (1). 3.

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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.