Prevalence audit of antibiotic use during COVID-19 pandemic

We have been working with antimicrobial teams in several health boards to collect data for a prevalence audit of antibiotic use in patients hospitalised with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

This is important for us to understand the impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial stewardship in Scotland. Data will be analysed over the next few weeks to inform a report for SAPG and a peer reviewed publication.

SAPG Chair, Andrew Seaton, has also written an article on the impact of COVID-19 on stewardship for a global health publication.

Read the article 

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