Info for health service organisations - Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard

The Commission has developed information about assessment to the NSQHS Standards and resources to support implementation of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard.

Information about assessment to the NSQHS Standards

Antimicrobial stewardship is a requirement for all health service organisations assessed against the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, as described in the 2021 Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard, and specifically Action 3.18.

From 1 January 2022, health service organisations will be assessed according to the 2020 version of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard (see Advisory 21/02). 

What the quality statements mean for health service organisations

Indicators

A set of indicators has been developed to assist with local implementation of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard. 

Detailed specifications for the 2020 Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard are available on METeOR. METeOR is an Australian web-based repository of nationally endorsed data and indicator definitions, hosted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Implementation resources

Use these resources to implement and promote the Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard. 

More information

If you have any questions about the Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard please email ccs@safetyandquality.gov.au