Analysis in Comparative Study on Antimicrobial Stewardship and Antibiotic Prescribing: 2019 vs. 2020 COVID-19 Era.

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Abstract

This research examines antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and antibiotic prescribing in a UK NHS Foundation Trust before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. It explores the impact of the pandemic on AMR and AMS practices using a systematic literature review, retrospective medical records analysis, and a prospective survey. Key findings include shifts in antimicrobial use, prescribing patterns, and healthcare professionals' attitudes towards AMS. This study highlights the challenges and adaptations in AMS during a global health crisis, offering valuable insights for healthcare systems worldwide. It highlights the need for continued vigilance and innovation in AMS to combat AMR effectively, particularly during pandemics.
Original languageEnglish
TypeAnalysis
PublisherOctopus
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2024

Keywords

  • analysis
  • comparative analysis
  • Comparative Study
  • Antibiotic Prescribing
  • Antimicrobial stewardship competencies
  • antimicrobial stewardship (AMS)
  • Antimicrobial stewardship programme
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/methods
  • antimicrobial
  • antimicrobial agents
  • antimicrobial efficacy
  • Antimicrobial Classification
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • Microbiology
  • COVID19
  • COVID19 pneumonia
  • Covid 19 pandemic
  • COVID-19
  • acute care
  • Secondary Care
  • hospitals
  • Public Health
  • Global Health

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