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Antibiotic policies and the role of strategic hospital leadership.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10658789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Operational aspects, programme construction and implementation are all essential components of antimicrobial control but are not the direct remit of management and must rest with the professional provider. Hospital leaders can influence antibiotic control through the priority they give it. This must not be purely financially driven and must incorporate an awareness of issues surrounding patient care. Such attitudes should encompass the consequences of poor prescribing practices in both human and corporate terms. A leader's recognition of these elements can be expressed through securing resources in terms of both the human and hardware components. The best signalling of the status of this activity is through ensuring its inclusion in clinical governance and organisational Board reports. The goals for hospital leaders should be evidence of effective working practices and the execution of their own responsibilities by championing robust structures and procedures are in place. Potent hospital leadership delivered to the focus of antimicrobial control programmes is a major tool for their success.
R G Masterson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hospital infection     Volume:  43 Suppl     ISSN:  0195-6701     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hosp. Infect.     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-24     Completed Date:  2000-02-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007166     Medline TA:  J Hosp Infect     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S261-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Western General Hospitals NHS Trust, Edinburgh.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Cross Infection / prevention & control*
Drug Utilization Review*
Great Britain
Hospital Administration / standards*
Medical Audit
Organizational Policy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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