Data principles and definitions - National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance (NAUSP)
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NAUSP contributors information, data principles and definitions
The NAUSP Portal is intended for use by pharmacists or other approved users at contributing hospitals to upload antimicrobial usage data and access NAUSP reports.
If you are new to NAUSP there are several steps that need to be completed before your hospital can start contributing to NAUSP. See the New Contributor Checklist (PDF 233KB) to ensure you have completed the necessary steps before you apply.
To become a NAUSP contributor hospital we require you to complete and submit the following:
An initial dataset (including antimicrobial usage and occupied bed day data) needs to be submitted for review by the NAUSP team prior to commencing in the program.
Surveillance of antimicrobial usage can help your health facility target interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing and monitor outcomes of AMS interventions.
As a contributing hospital, you can not only review your own usage, but also compare your hospital to similarly peered hospitals in a deidentified manner.
You would be joining over 220 Australian hospitals who are submitting their antimicrobial dispensing data to NAUSP.
Antimicrobial surveillance can assist your hospital in meeting the requirements of Standard 3 of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.
Please view the presentation outlining the benefits for your hospital (PDF 319KB).
For further information on the NAUSP Portal, contact the NAUSP team.