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Antimicrobial stewardship [QS121]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

People with a self-limiting condition, as assessed by a primary care prescriber, receive advice about self‑management and adverse consequences of overusing antimicrobials.

Quality standard measure: Antimicrobial prescribing rates in primary care.
What was measured: Proportion of all prescribed antibiotic items from the cephalosporin, quinolone and co-amoxiclav class (Jan-Mar).
Data collection end: March 2014
10.08%
Data collection end: March 2015
9.2%
Data collection end: March 2016
8.39%
Data collection end: March 2017
8.3%
Data collection end: March 2018
8.42%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England: AMR local indicators



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