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Choosing Wisely recommendations on the wise use of antibiotics November 2020

The Choosing Wisely campaign has these messages for health professionals about using antibiotics wisely. Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Do not use antibiotics in asymptomatic bacteriuria. Do not take a swab or use antibiotics for the management of a leg ulcer without clinical infection. Avoid prescribing antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infection (with the exception […]

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Dr Don Berwick on addressing overuse in the new normal

Dr Don Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement has highlighted how health care systems and providers have an opportunity to learn and change in response to Covid-19. In his presentation, ‘Addressing overuse in the new normal’, Dr Berwick outlines how sustainability, reducing waste and improving value are vital to meet the […]

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Responsible use of antibiotics saves lives – International Infection Prevention Week 2020

It’s International Infection Prevention Week 2020 and the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) and the Choosing Wisely campaign are sending a reminder that the responsible use of antibiotics is critical to people’s health. Choosing Wisely is an international campaign that aims to reduce unnecessary tests and treatments to ensure high-quality health care by […]

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