Recommendation ID

Cost effectiveness:- What is the cost effectiveness of interventions to prevent infection and promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Lack of studies reporting the costs associated with interventions for either infection prevention or antimicrobial use may act as a barrier to their implementation. Studies with high quality research designs and appropriate cost effectiveness measures are needed to assess this. If research funding bodies ensure cost effectiveness measures are included in research, this will provide the data needed to support the analysis of cost effectiveness.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Antimicrobial stewardship: changing risk-related behaviours in the general population
Date issued
January 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/01/2017