Antimicrobial stewardship in a rural regional hospital – growing a positive culture

Junaid, E. ; Jenkins, L. ; Swanepoel, H. ; North, Z. ; Gould, T. (2018-07)

CITATION: Junaid, E. et al. 2018. Antimicrobial stewardship in a rural regional hospital – growing a positive culture. South African Medical Journal, 108(7):546-550, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i7.13149.

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Antimicrobial stewardship programmes have been introduced worldwide in response to the rise in antimicrobial resistance. The World Health Organization has mandated each Member State to produce a plan to address this problem. We report on the organic development of an antibiotic stewardship programme in a rural regional hospital in a resource-limited setting in South Africa. This has resulted in organisational change with increased awareness, participation, monitoring and education in antibiotic stewardship throughout the hospital.

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