The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Handy resources relating to quality controls in Australian Health Care.

Australian National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey

National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (acNAPS) is an annual survey of antimicrobial prescribing practices in Australian hospitals and aged care homes. The primary aim of this survey is to help improve the use of antibiotics in these settings. Find links to the annual reports here:

2017 Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey Report

https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/d820f98f/files/uploaded/2017-acNAPS.pdf

2016 Aged Care NationalAntimicrobial Prescribing Survey Report

https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/d820f98f/files/uploaded/acNAPS2016.pdf

2015 Antimicrobial prescribing and infections in Australian residential aged care facilities

https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Antimicrobial-prescribing-and-infections-in-Australian-residential-aged-care-facilities-2015-acNAPS.pdf

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