Use of guidelines and clinical condition

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Outcome Area
METeOR identifier:624351
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/09/2016

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

Indicator sets linked to this outcome area:

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

Indicators linked to this outcome area:

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

Submitting organisation:

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:

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.