National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey

The National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS) is a standardised auditing tool designed to help health care facilities assess the quantity and quality of local antimicrobial prescribing.

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:
In progress

There are several modules available: including the

  • Hospital NAPS, Surgical NAPS and Quality Improvement NAPS for hospitals
  • 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.

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