Survey identifies opportunities to improve use of antibiotics to prevent post-surgical infections
"60% of antibiotics given after surgery to prevent infections are prescribed inappropriately, usually because they are not required at all"
The Surgical National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (SNAPS) is an annual survey of antimicrobial prescribing for the prevention of infections (prophylaxis) in surgical settings across Australian hospitals. SNAPS was developed to provide a more detailed assessment of prescribing practice and to permit comparisons.
Survey identifies opportunities to improve use of antibiotics to prevent post-surgical infections: