Factsheet for professionals in hospitals and other healthcare settings
Factsheet provides the latest available scientific evidence about antibiotic resistance that is relevant to hospitals: e.g. antibiotic resistance is increasing overall, bacteria that are resistant to multiple group of antibiotics is of particular concern, and antibiotic stewardship programmes are effective.
Key messages for hospital prescribers
Using antibiotic guidance and attending educational rounds improve antibiotic prescribing. Documenting indication, drug choice, dose, route of administration and duration of treatment in the patient chart leads to better use of antibiotics.