Interpretation of Comparative Analysis on Antibiotic Stewardship Pre and During COVID-19 in UK Secondary Care.

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Abstract

This research project explores antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and antibiotic prescribing in UK secondary care pre and during COVID-19. Phase 1's literature review identified overuse and irrational use of antimicrobials, emphasising the need for effective AMS. Phase 2's retrospective study at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust analyzed respiratory tract infection (RTI) cases, revealing consistent clinical characteristics and changes in antibiotic prescribing trends. Phase 3 surveyed healthcare professionals, uncovering knowledge gaps and attitudes towards antibiotic use. The project advocates the importance of AMS, multidisciplinary approaches, and education in combating antimicrobial resistance and ensuring patient safety amidst a global health crisis.
Original languageEnglish
TypeInterpretation
PublisherOctopus
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2024

Keywords

  • interpretation
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • interdisciplinary research
  • Research Method
  • Research data
  • Acute care setting
  • hospitals
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • Public health
  • Antibiotic safety
  • patient safety
  • Five Rights of Antibiotic Safety
  • Medication optimisation
  • Antibiotic Prescribing
  • Infection Control
  • Research Ethics
  • research ethics committees
  • Covid 19 pandemic
  • COVID-19
  • Secondary Care
  • secondary setting
  • hospital
  • NHS England

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