Antimicrobial stewardship in residential aged care facilities: need and readiness assessment

@inproceedings{Lim2014AntimicrobialSI,
  title={Antimicrobial stewardship in residential aged care facilities: need and readiness assessment},
  author={Ching Jou Lim and Megan W-L Kwong and Rhonda L. Stuart and Kirsty L. Buising and N Deborah Friedman and Noleen J. Bennett and Allen C Cheng and Anton Y. Peleg and C. Marshall and David C. M. Kong},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Information about the feasibility, barriers and facilitators of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) has been scant. Exploring the prevailing perceptions and attitudes of key healthcare providers towards antibiotic prescribing behaviour, antibiotic resistance and AMS in the RACF setting is imperative to guide AMS interventions. METHODS Semi-structured interviews and focus groups were conducted with key RACF healthcare providers until… CONTINUE READING
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