Special Issue "Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: primary care; stewardship; antibiotic resistance; qualitative
Antibiotic resistance is a global issue, with 33,000 people dying every year due to infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It is well known that overuse and misuse of antibiotics is directly linked to resistance, and that many of these antibiotics are prescribed in the primary care setting.
The need for antimicrobial stewardship has never been greater, and in recent years, there have been numerous stewardship activities aimed at turning the tide of resistance. Although it is important to take a One Health approach to stewardship, this Special Edition focuses on antimicrobial stewardship in primary care and will consist of 10–15 manuscripts, which may include original research, review articles, case series, and opinion papers. We are interested in both qualitative and quantitative research across the following areas:
1. Antimicrobial stewardship initiatives across different primary care sectors (e.g., general practice, pharmacy, dental, care homes);
2. Antimicrobial stewardship initiatives for specific conditions (e.g., UTI, RTI);
3. Impact of antimicrobial stewardship on quality performance measures and/or patient outcomes;
4. Antibiotic guidance and audits;
5. Development of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives;
6. Evaluation and impact of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives;
7. Antimicrobial stewardship and social media.
Dr. Donna M Lecky
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- primary care
- antibiotic resistance
- AMS campaign