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Global PPS

Global PPS

Global PPS

As the article in Step 1.4 and the video in Step 1.5 explained, antimicrobial resistance is a global problem. Therefore, the Global Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance has been developed. The Global PPS is unique in the sense that it provides additional information about microbiology and resistance rates.

The Global Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance (GLOBAL-PPS) is an ambitious project collecting data at a global level to monitor rates of antimicrobial prescribing in hospitalised patients. The project is funded by bioMérieux.

The GLOBAL-PPS establishes a global network for point prevalence surveys and aims to include as many hospitals from as many countries from all continents. Through the Global PPS it is hoped to create global awareness about antibiotic use and resistance and be instrumental in planning and supporting national and local stewardship interventions in a range of resource and geographical settings.

The recommended dataset has been developed from the core data collected in the ESAC and ECDC European PPS.


Have a look at an example of a completed form.

Let us know in the comments below how you would encourage your hospital to get involved in a Global PPS.

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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys

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