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Table 2 Example of monitoring, documentation and reporting of a stewardship objective

From: Monitoring, documenting and reporting the quality of antibiotic use in the Netherlands: a pilot study to establish a national antimicrobial stewardship registry

Monitoring: a local member of the A-team assesses empirically prescribed restricted antibiotics for accordance with the local guideline, using daily generated lists (Stewardship objective 3, Table 1 ).
Documentation: The A-team member documents both the appropriate and inappropriate prescriptions, including the prescribing department.
Reporting: Each department receives an annual report about the quality of empirical use of restricted antibiotics. Quality indicator performance is presented as the percentage of appropriate prescriptions.