This theme will be implemented across all four program countries, in partnership with the Fleming Fund Fellowships and Country Grant in Papua New Guinea, with the aim to:
Improve measurement of the appropriateness of antibiotic use in hospitals and monitoring of volumes of use.
The readiness assessment will examine the current policies, practices and guidelines that may impact on antimicrobial use. Implementation of audit tools will be used to measure appropriateness of antimicrobial use against existing guidelines. This will help to describe patterns of use and identify target areas for action. Ongoing training will be provided to help establish a program of regular auditing of antimicrobial use and to support reporting of audit results for meaningful action.