Recommendation ID

Decision-making:- What interventions, systems and processes are effective and cost effective in changing health and social care practitioners' decision-making and ensuring appropriate antimicrobial stewardship?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Recommendation:- Randomised controlled trials should be undertaken to determine whether using point-of-care tests in decision-making is clinically and cost effective when prescribing antimicrobials in children, young people and adults presenting with respiratory tract infections.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use
Date issued
August 2015

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