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Comparing data across a country

Maggie Heginbothom video on using an antibiotic point prevalence survey for national improvement.

Repeated PPS can also be useful on a larger scale to track changes across a whole country and identify hospitals that are performing well and those that require to make improvements.

This approach is useful to allow national policy makers and regional managers to review performance but also for clinical teams to allow those with high quality prescribing to share their stewardship approaches with others.

An annual national PPS has been used in Wales for several years and in this video Dr Maggie Heginbothom who coordinates the programme explains how it works and the benefits of this approach.

Please note the video is shown here by kind permission of the University of Dundee (UoD) and was first used in the UoD and BSAC course Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance which is also available on FutureLearn.

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