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.
- Scottish hospitals
- infection control
Malcolm, W., Nathwani, D., Davey, P., Cromwell, T., Patton, A., Cairns, S., Bennie, M., & Reilly, J. (2013). From intermittent antibiotic point prevalence surveys to quality improvement: experience in Scottish hospitals. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2(3). https://doi.org/10.1186/2047-2994-2-3