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Use of guidelines and clinical condition

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Metadata item type:Help on this termOutcome Area
METeOR identifier:Help on this term624351
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
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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.

Relational attributes

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Clinical care standard indicators: antimicrobial stewardship Health, Standard 12/09/2016

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Antimicrobial stewardship: 4a-Antibiotic prescribing in accordance with current and peer reviewed clinical guidelines Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Antimicrobial stewardship: 4b-Antibiotic-allergy mismatch in prescribing Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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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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