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Antibiotic review kit for hospitals (ARK-Hospital): a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial

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Background: Strategies to reduce antibiotic overuse in hospitals depend on prescribers taking decisions to stop unnecessary antibiotics. There is limited evidence on how to support this. We evaluated a multifaceted behaviour change intervention (ARK) designed to reduce antibiotic use among adult acute/medical inpatients by increasing appropriate decisions to stop antibiotics at clinical review.

Methods: We performed a stepped-wedge, cluster (hospit...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00508-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Lancet Infectious Diseases More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Pages:
207-221
Publication date:
2022-10-04
Acceptance date:
2022-07-15
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EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1272051
Local pid:
pubs:1272051
Deposit date:
2022-07-29

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