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dc.contributor.authorSkodvin, Brita
dc.contributor.authorHøgli, June Utnes
dc.contributor.authorGravningen, Kirsten Midttun
dc.contributor.authorNeteland, Marion Iren
dc.contributor.authorHarthug, Stig
dc.contributor.authorAkselsen, Per Espen
dc.description.abstractBackground Implementation of antibiotic stewardship programmes (ASPs) in hospitals is challenging and there is a knowledge gap on how to pursue this process efficiently. Objectives To evaluate whether audit and feedback (A&F) is a feasible and useful methodology to assess and support the implementation of ASPs in hospitals. Methods A multidisciplinary team performed document reviews and on-site interviews with professionals involved in the implementation of ASPs. Oral feedback on preliminary findings and areas of improvement were provided on-site, followed by feedback reports summarizing major findings and recommendations. Descriptive statistics were used to present number of hospital trusts, interviewees, professions, disciplines, workload and costs. Results All 22 hospital trusts in Norway participated in the A&F conducted October 2017 to April 2019. Altogether, 446 leaders and healthcare workers were interviewed: 110 leaders, 336 health professionals of whom 89 were antimicrobial stewardship team members. Median number of days from audits were performed till reporting were 36 (IQR 30–49). Median workload for auditors per visit was 7 days (6–8). Total costs were €133 952. Main audit findings were that ASP structures were established in most hospital trusts, but leadership commitment and implementation of interventions were often lacking. The hospital trusts received feedback on establishing governance structures, setting local targets, implementing interventions and increased involvement of nurses. Conclusions Nationwide A&F provides a unique and comprehensive insight into the implementation of ASPs in hospitals and is feasible with a reasonable amount of resources. This approach can identify targets for improved implementation of ASPs in hospitals.en_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleNationwide audit and feedback on implementation of antibiotic stewardship programmes in Norwegian hospitalsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright The Author(s) 2021en_US
dc.source.journalJAC-Antimicrobial Resistance (JAC-AMR)en_US
dc.identifier.citationJAC-Antimicrobial Resistance. 2021, 3 (2), dlab063.en_US

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