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National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey

Lead organisation(s): 
National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship; Guidance Group at the Royal Melbourne Hospital; VICNISS Coordinating Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital; Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.
Project type: 
Activity
Status: 
In progress
Summary: 
The National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS) is a standardised auditing tool that is designed to assist healthcare facilities to assess the quantity and quality of local antimicrobial prescribing. There are several modules available: the Hospital NAPS, Surgical NAPS and Quality Improvement NAPS for hospitals; and the Aged Care NAPS for residential age care homes. A General Practice NAPS and Hospital-in-the-Home NAPS have been piloted, and a Veterinary NAPS is in development.
Timeframe: 
2013-current
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