Out-patient Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT)

OPAT services can provide intravenous (IV) antimicrobial treatment on an outpatient basis or at home for patients who require short or long-term IV therapy and who are otherwise suitable for home treatment. The use of OPAT has increased during the past decade to become a standard of care in most health boards. SAPG has convened a multi-professional working group to consider and develop systems to support a standardised approach to support effective stewardship and evaluation of the clinical and financial impact of OPAT services.