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Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) - Primary Care Prescribing Indicators Annual Report 2011/12 30 Oct 2012

This fourth annual report for the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) containing information on key national primary care antibacterial prescribing indicators was published jointly by Health Protection Scotland and Information Services Division. The purpose of the report is to support the work of NHS board Antimicrobial Management Teams (AMTs) and SAPG by enabling identification of areas for detailed local analyses and discussion with prescribers to support improvement in the quality of antimicrobial prescribing.

The report illustrates the ongoing impact of initiatives to encourage compliance with evidence-based prescribing guidelines that promote the use of recommended agents and restrict the use of broad spectrum antibacterials associated with a higher risk of CDI. The increase in total antibacterial use indicates that further priority should be given to working with prescribers in primary care to reduce unnecessary use of antibacterials.

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Last Updated : 23/06/2016