Antimicrobial stewardship in the Western Cape: A situational analysis of existing facility-level initiatives

  12 May 2021

Despite the need for effective AMS, there is limited information on AMS in South Africa. Most assistance is required in rural areas and smaller hospitals with low numbers of staff and greater numbers of transient rotating junior staff. Information management support, multidisciplinary teamwork and clinical governance are required to enable regular and ongoing AMS in facilities. Rural and smaller facilities require greater support to establish effectively functioning AMS committees.

Author(s): S M Peters, S Sheik, J L Werner, M-A Davies, B Willems
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