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Infection prevention and control [QS61]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

People are prescribed antibiotics in accordance with local antibiotic formularies as part of antimicrobial stewardship.

Quality standard measure: Antibiotic prescribing rates (primary and secondary care).
What was measured: Broad-spectrum cephalosporin, quinolone and co-amoxiclav class antibiotics prescribed in primary care as a percentage of prescribing of selected antibacterial drugs (British National Formulary section 5.1) by quarter (Jan-Mar).
Data collection end: March 2014
Number that met the criteria: 1040755 / 9819329
Data collection end: March 2015
Number that met the criteria: 990905 / 9989441
Data collection end: March 2016
Number that met the criteria: 805429 / 9475644
Data collection end: March 2017
Number that met the criteria: 772420 / 9204137
Data collection end: March 2018
Number that met the criteria: 741789 / 9136834
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England: AMR local indicators

Statement: 4

People who need a urinary catheter have their risk of infection minimised by the completion of specified procedures necessary for the safe insertion and maintenance of the catheter and its removal as soon as it is no longer needed.

Quality standard measure: Incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
What was measured: Proportion of reported patients who had both a catheter and a urinary tract infection.
Data collection end: May 2014
Data collection end: May 2015
Data collection end: May 2016
Data collection end: May 2017
Data collection end: May 2018
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Safety Thermometer: Classic

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