The National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program (NAUSP) was established in 2004 to monitor the consumption of antimicrobials in Australian public and private hospitals.

Antimicrobial use is a key driver of antimicrobial resistance and surveillance of antimicrobial usage is a key component of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and supports strategies to help prevent antimicrobial resistance. AMS aims to decrease the risk of resistance emerging and reduce the risk of multi-drug resistant infections.

NAUSP provides timely information on usage trends to identify overprescribing or unexpected changes in prescribing in your hospital.

  • NAUSP is a tool to evaluate effectiveness of AMS interventions in your hospital
  • reduces costs within your hospital associated with multi-drug resistant infections
  • participation in NAUSP is free
  • NAUSP complements other AMS strategies
  • participation in NAUSP will assist your hospital in meeting the requirements for accreditation