Data principles and definitions - National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance (NAUSP)
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NAUSP contributors information, data principles and definitions
NAUSP conducts volume-based surveillance and data from this surveillance can be used to monitor trends in antimicrobial usage and benchmark usage rates against other hospitals. In 2017, the program introduced a web based “NAUSP Portal” that enables contributor hospitals to access the NAUSP database to load their data and gain timely access to usage rates.
The program provides contributor hospitals with the ability to download this information in the form of various reports to help identify areas requiring improvement or to evaluate the impact of AMS strategies. NAUSP is one component of several surveillance programs within the Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia (AURA) project, and participation in the program assists with the antimicrobial stewardship requirements for National Safety and Quality in Health Care Standards accreditation.
Visit the Antimicrobial Utilisation Reports page to view our reports which include six monthly, annual and specialty reports.
For further information on the NAUSP Portal, contact the NAUSP team.