Project: The JPIAMR Primary Care Antibiotic Audit and Feedback Network (PAAN): An international collaboration on best practices for the delivery of antibiotic prescribing feedback to community clinicians using behavioural science

Acronym PAAN (Reference Number: JPIAMR_2020_N001)
Duration 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2022
Project Topic Antibiotic overuse is contributing to rising rates of antimicrobial resistance. Audit and feedback (A&F) can be an effective tool to modify prescribing behaviour. Jurisdictions are, or will be, implementing community antibiotic A&F, as part of broader antimicrobial stewardship programs, which will benefit from tools and resources to optimize their effectiveness. New research that builds on existing knowledge to advance the field of A&F is needed. Important questions remain surrounding optimal data for antibiotic A&F, methods to optimize the delivery of that data to clinicians, tools that can facilitate incorporation of data into practice, and how such programs can be effectively sustained over time. We propose assembling an international network of experts from fields of antimicrobial stewardship, primary care, and implementation science. The experts have been selected to bring diversity in expertise, geographical locations, career stages, and genders. The overall objectives of the network are to provide best practice resources on conducting A&F interventions on antibiotic use in primary care, as well as define research priorities to advance this field forward. In addition, we will leverage an existing international network, the A&F MetaLab, to establish a learning community to facilitate longevity and ongoing collaboration and contribution to the JPIAMR-VRI network. We will achieve our objectives through video-conferencing throughout the project cycle with 2-3 multi-day in-person meetings over two years. However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we will build in a virtual contingency plan. A modified Delphi method will be used. Outputs from this network will include a systematic review, best practice resources and tool-kits, and a paper outlining research priorities. These will be organized into publishable peer-reviewed manuscripts as part of a broader dissemination and knowledge translation plan that leverages existing stakeholder networks.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University of Toronto Coordinator Canada
2 Women’s College Hospital Observer Canada
3 University of Oslo Observer Norway
4 University of Manchester Observer United Kingdom
5 IDIAP Jordi Gol and Gurina Foundation Observer Spain
6 University of Lorraine Observer France
7 University of Oxford Observer United Kingdom
8 University of Aberdeen Observer United Kingdom
9 Monash University Observer Australia
10 University of Aberdeen Observer United Kingdom
11 University College London Observer United Kingdom
12 Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Observer Switzerland
13 University of Ottawa Observer Canada
14 University of Dundee Observer United Kingdom
15 Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Observer Canada
16 University of Copenhagen Observer Denmark
17 University of Basel Observer Switzerland
18 Department of Epidemiology, Rome, Lazio Region, Italy Observer Italy
19 Behavioral Insights Team Observer United States
20 Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Observer Canada
21 University of Southampton Observer United Kingdom
22 Institute of Research of Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau Observer Spain
23 Västra Götaland och Regionala Strama Södra Älvsborgs Sjukhus Observer Sweden
24 University of Southampton Observer United Kingdom
25 Nice University Hospital Observer France
26 Azienda Sanitaria Locale-IRCCS of Reggio Emilia Observer Italy
27 Västra Götaland och Regionala Strama Södra Älvsborgs Sjukhus Observer Sweden
28 University of Oslo Observer Norway
29 University Medical Center Utrecht Observer Netherlands