The State of Education and Training for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Indian Hospitals―A Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment
The results of this study demonstrate the inconsistent and fragmented nature of Education & Training (E&T) provision for antimicrobial prescribing and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) in India. There is an unmet need for AMS activity in India, but a common infrastructure, or formal/mandatory framework, to support and legislate for the provision of AMS and E&T, is lacking. More work is needed to ascertain the training needs of those working in public and governmental health organizations and for the broader multi-professional health care team. There is a strong recognition for the need for mandatory policies and governance on AMS to guide the local implementation of programs in hospitals.
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