Recommendations on surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302981
Title:
Recommendations on surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Ireland
Authors:
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Surveillance Working Group
Publisher:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)
Issue Date:
Apr-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302981
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The principal purpose of AMR surveillance data is to optimise antimicrobial use,inform strategies for the prevention, control and containment of AMR at local,regional and national levels and m onitor the impact of such strategies. The ollowing list of desirable features for surveillance systems are adapted from the WHO document “Surveillance Standards for Antimicrobial Resistance”:•Surveillance should be focused on microorganisms or infectious agents of greatest public health importance (i.e. with high mortality and/or morbidity,and/or where herapeutic options may be severely limited by antimicrobial resistance)•Surveillance system s should include microorganisms or infectious gents that are readily transmissible (i.e. may give rise to outbreaks and epidemics)•Surveillance systems should provide information on mortality and morbidity attributable to resistant strains of the organism in the context of that attributable to susceptible strains (i.e. be integrated with ommunicable disease surveillance systems)• Surveillance systems should provide information for action at the local,intermediate and national levels. •Participation at the local level should be made as easy as possible. Data provision should fit as closely as possible with routine practice and minimise additional workload.
Keywords:
MONITORING
Local subject classification:
DISEASE SURVEILLANCE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAntimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Surveillance Working Groupen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-08T08:47:38Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-08T08:47:38Z-
dc.date.issued2003-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302981-
dc.descriptionThe principal purpose of AMR surveillance data is to optimise antimicrobial use,inform strategies for the prevention, control and containment of AMR at local,regional and national levels and m onitor the impact of such strategies. The ollowing list of desirable features for surveillance systems are adapted from the WHO document “Surveillance Standards for Antimicrobial Resistance”:•Surveillance should be focused on microorganisms or infectious agents of greatest public health importance (i.e. with high mortality and/or morbidity,and/or where herapeutic options may be severely limited by antimicrobial resistance)•Surveillance system s should include microorganisms or infectious gents that are readily transmissible (i.e. may give rise to outbreaks and epidemics)•Surveillance systems should provide information on mortality and morbidity attributable to resistant strains of the organism in the context of that attributable to susceptible strains (i.e. be integrated with ommunicable disease surveillance systems)• Surveillance systems should provide information for action at the local,intermediate and national levels. •Participation at the local level should be made as easy as possible. Data provision should fit as closely as possible with routine practice and minimise additional workload.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)en_GB
dc.subjectMONITORINGen_GB
dc.subject.otherDISEASE SURVEILLANCEen_GB
dc.titleRecommendations on surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeReporten
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