Swedish Antibiotic Nursing Home Trial (SANT)
Main aim and objective
The aim was to present the treatment of infectious diseases in elderly, especially in nursing homes and further to evaluate the effect of an intervention package aiming at improving treatment with antibiotics in Swedish nursing homes
- Present the treatment patterns regarding infectious diseases, including gender aspects in elderly, especially in nursing homes.
- Through focus group discussions elucidate the decision making process in nursing homes and target the intervention.
- Based on the above information develop an educational intervention to contribute to the improvement of the prescribing of antibiotics in nursing homes
- Evaluate the effect of the intervention on quality of prescribing, knowledge and attitudes in relation to available guidelines
|Infections Urinary Tract Infections||Behavioral: Educational intervention on antibiotic prescribing|
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Health Services Research|
Experimental: Educational intervention on antibiotic prescribing
The participants in this group received an educational intervention.
Behavioral: Educational intervention on antibiotic prescribing
Small educational group sessions with nurses and physicians, feedback on prescribing, presentation of guidelines and written materials
No Intervention: No educational intervention
The participants in this group did not receive the educational intervention