Use of broad-spectrum antibiotics
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Outcome Area|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 12/09/2016|
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.
|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: 7a-Review of patients prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotics Health, 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.