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Use of broad-spectrum antibiotics

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Metadata item type:Help on this termOutcome Area
METeOR identifier:Help on this term624357
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
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A patient who is treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics has the treatment reviewed and, if indicated, switched to treatment with a narrow-spectrum antibiotic. This is guided by the patient’s clinical condition and the results of microbiology tests.

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

Indicators linked to this outcome area:Help on this term

Antimicrobial stewardship: 7a-Review of patients prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotics 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.

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