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interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital inpatients (updated protocol)

  1. Peter Davey1,*,
  2. Claire Peden1,
  3. Erwin Brown2,
  4. Esmita Charani3,
  5. Susan Michie4,
  6. Craig R Ramsay5,
  7. Charis A Marwick1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group

Published Online: 18 AUG 2014

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011236


How to Cite

Davey P, Peden C, Brown E, Charani E, Michie S, Ramsay CR, Marwick CA. interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital inpatients (updated protocol) (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD011236. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011236.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Dundee, Population Health Sciences Division, Medical Research Institute, Dundee, Scotland, UK

  2. 2

    No affiliation, Bristol, UK

  3. 3

    Imperial College London, The National Centre for Infection Prevention and Management, London, UK

  4. 4

    University College London, Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, London, UK

  5. 5

    University of Aberdeen, Health Services Research Unit, Division of Applied Health Sciences, Aberdeen, UK

*Peter Davey, Population Health Sciences Division, Medical Research Institute, University of Dundee, Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee, Scotland, DD2 4BF, UK. p.g.davey@dundee.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 18 AUG 2014

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Aim

To systematically review the literature to identify interventions that alone, or in combination, are effective in improving antibiotic prescribing to hospital inpatients.

Research questions

  1. What is the evidence that exposure of hospital inpatients to antibiotics can be reduced safely, without compromising clinical outcomes?
  2. What is the evidence that changing the antibiotic choice, dose or route can be achieved without compromising clinical outcomes?
  3. Are interventions that include goal setting, feedback and action planning more effective than interventions that only include one or two of these components?
  4. Do interventions that include behaviour change techniques to enhance capability have greater initial effect (Michie 2011)?
  5. Do interventions that include behaviour change techniques to enhance capability have more sustained effectiveness (Michie 2011)?
  6. What is the relationship between change in antibiotic use or choice and microbial outcomes?