Use of guidelines and clinical condition
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Outcome Area|
When a patient is prescribed antibiotics, whether empirical or directed, this is done in accordance with the current version of the Therapeutic guidelines: antibiotic (Antibiotic Expert Group 2014) (or local peer reviewed antibiotic formulary that aligns with the current Therapeutic guidelines: antibiotic). This is also guided by the patient’s clinical condition and/or the results of microbiology testing.
|Indicator sets linked to this outcome area:|
Clinical care standard indicators: antimicrobial stewardshipHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
|Indicators linked to this outcome area:|
Antimicrobial stewardship: 4a-Antibiotic prescribing in accordance with current and peer reviewed clinical guidelinesHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
Antimicrobial stewardship: 4b-Antibiotic-allergy mismatch in prescribingHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
Source and reference attributes
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
ACSQHC (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) 2014. Antimicrobial stewardship clinical care standard. Sydney: ACSQHC.
Antibiotic Expert Group 2014. Therapeutic guidelines: antibiotic. Version 15. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited.
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