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Start Date

June 2018


12 months


Title: Linking antimicrobial resistance surveillance to antibiotic policy in healthcare settings: the COMBACTE-Magnet EPI-Net COACH project

Design: Systematic review

Registration number: n.a.

Primary Objective: To summarize the evidence on how to collect, analyse and report antimicrobial resistance surveillance (AMR) data to inform antimicrobial stewardship teams (AMS) providing guidance on empirical antibiotic treatment. Ten identified key questions focuses on AMS team composition, minimum infrastructure requirements for AMR surveillance, organisms/samples/susceptibility patterns to report, data stratification strategies, reporting frequency, resistance thresholds, surveillance in high-risk settings, and surveillance from other countries. This evidence provides a basis for a more integrated process of developing procedures to report AMR surveillance data to drive AMS interventions.

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University of Verona (Coordinator),
Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena,
Tubingen University Hospital,
Istituto Superiore di Sanità,
Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal,
ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco University Hospital,
Ospedale Policlinico San Martino,
Hospital Universitari Parc Taulì Sabadell,
New Delhi Centre for Disease Dynamics,Economics & Policy,
University Medical Center Utrecht,
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie,
Hospital Infantil Virgen del Rocìo,
Sanofi Pasteur,
Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital,
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals,
AiCuris Anti-infective Cures GmbH,
University of Freiburg,
Vaxjo Central Hospital,
National Centre for Infection Control, Israel,
Bonn University Hospital,
University of Pennsylvania,


  • Evelina Tacconelli

  • Fulvia Mazzaferri

  • Liliana Galia

  • Maria Diletta Pezzani

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