Antibiotic Stewardship—Twenty Years in the Making
In the last 20 years, antibiotic stewardship evolved continuously, and is now a global drive, with organizations aiming to implement interventions to rationalize antibiotic use in secondary care. To influence behaviors of prescribers, frameworks from social science research are being used. However, these frameworks often do not include a study of context and culture. To bring about sustainable change in prescribing behaviors, and to optimize antibiotic use, it is first necessary to study how and why healthcare professionals behave the way they do. To do this, it is necessary to undertake research into the cultural determinates of antibiotic use in secondary care.
Source: AntibioticsEffective Surveillance