Use of broad-spectrum antibiotics

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Outcome Area
METeOR identifier:624357
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.

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