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Survey of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship practices in Australian residential aged-care facilities

Stuart, R.L., Marshall, C,, Orr, E., Bennett, N., Athan, E., Friedman, D., Reilly, M. and Members of RACRIG (Residential Aged Care Research Interest Group) 2015, Survey of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship practices in Australian residential aged-care facilities, Internal medicine journal, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 576-580, doi: 10.1111/imj.12740.

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Title Survey of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship practices in Australian residential aged-care facilities
Author(s) Stuart, R.L.
Marshall, C,
Orr, E.
Bennett, N.
Athan, E.ORCID iD for Athan, E. orcid.org/0000-0001-9838-6471
Friedman, D.
Reilly, M.
Members of RACRIG (Residential Aged Care Research Interest Group)
Journal name Internal medicine journal
Volume number 45
Issue number 5
Start page 576
End page 580
Total pages 5
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-05
ISSN 1445-5994
Keyword(s) residential care
infection control
antibiotic stewardship
RACRIG (Residential Aged Care Research Interest Group)
Summary This study assessed infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) practices in Australian residential aged-care facilities (RACF). Two hundred and sixty-five surveys (15.6%) were completed with all states represented and the majority (177 (67.3%)) privately run. Only 30.6% RACF had infection control trained staff on site. Few facilities had AMS policies, only 14% had antimicrobial prescribing restrictions. Most facilities offered vaccination to residents (influenza vaccination rates >75% in 73% of facilities), but pneumococcal vaccination was poor.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/imj.12740
Field of Research 1103 Clinical Sciences
1117 Public Health And Health Services
Socio Economic Objective 920109 Infectious Diseases
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30081344

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Medicine
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