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Hospital Antimicrobial Use

Data on antimicrobial use in hospitals are collected for the AURA Surveillance System by the the National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS) and the National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program (NAUSP).

Antimicrobial use is a key factor in the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Antimicrobials are an integral component of health care delivery. Hospitals rely on antimicrobials to deliver health care. Antimicrobials need to be readily available and effective. Resistance to antimicrobials can affect the care delivered to individuals and their health outcomes. as well as the community more broadly.

The NAPS collects data on appropriateness of prescribing in Australian hospitals the NAUSP collects information on the volume of antimicrobial usage:

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