Investigator Publications

Recent and relevant publications from the NISPAC investigator team.

Bennett N, Malloy M, James R, Fang X, Thursky K, Worth L.
Prophylactic Antimicrobial Prescribing in Australian Residential Aged‑Care Facilities: Improvement is Required
Drugs – Real World Outcomes. 2022; 1-7. doi: 10.1007/s40801-022-00323-5

Bennett N, Walker K, Buising K, Cheah R, Fang X, Ingram R et al.
Topical antimicrobial prescribing patterns in residents of Australian aged-care facilities: use of a national point prevalence survey to identify opportunities for quality improvement.
American Journal of Infection Control. 2021;49(9):1113-1117. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2021.03.019

Lim L, Hoskins A, Worth L, Walker K, Bull A, Bennett N.
High influenza vaccination uptake in Victorian healthcare workers in 2020.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 2021;45. doi: 10.33321/cdi.2021.45.37

Sluggett J, Moldovan M, Lang C, Lynn D, Papanicolas L, Crotty M et al.
Contribution of facility level factors to variation in antibiotic use in long-term care facilities: a national cohort study.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2021;76(5):1339-1348. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkab007

Haeusler G, Thursky K.
Electronic health record data for antimicrobial prescribing.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2021;21(2):155-157. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30453-9

Sluggett J, Bell J, Lang C, Corlis M, Whitehead C, Wesselingh S et al.
Variation in Provision of Collaborative Medication Reviews on Entry to Long-Term Care Facilities.
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2021;22(1):148-155.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.10.027

Sluggett J, Moldovan M, Lynn D, Papanicolas L, Crotty M, Whitehead C et al.
National Trends in Antibiotic Use in Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities, 2005–2016.
Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2020;72(12):2167-2174. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa436

Khanina A, Urbancic K, Haeusler G, Kong D, Douglas A, Tio S et al.
Establishing essential metrics for antifungal stewardship in hospitals: the results of an international Delphi survey.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2020;76(1):253-262. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkaa409

Sluggett J, Lalic S, Hosking S, Ritchie B, McLoughlin J, Shortt T et al.
Root Cause Analysis to Identify Medication and Non-Medication Strategies to Prevent Infection-Related Hospitalizations from Australian Residential Aged Care Services.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020;17(9):3282.

Travis L, Worth L, Trubiano J, Thursky K, Bennett N.
Burden of antibiotic allergy labels in Australian aged care residents: Findings from a national point-prevalence survey.
Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2020;41(6):641-644. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.53

Dowson L, Bennett N, Buising K, Marshall C, Friedman N, Stuart R et al.
Urinary tract infections in Australian aged care homes: Antibiotic prescribing practices and concordance to national guidelines.
American Journal of Infection Control. 2020;48(3):261-266. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.08.034

Bennett N, Bradford J, Bull A, Worth L.
Infection prevention quality indicators in aged care: ready for a national approach.
Australian Health Review. 2019;43(4):396. doi: 10.1071/AH18052

Bennett N, Imam N, Ingram R, James R, Buising K, Bull A et al.
Skin and soft tissue infections and current antimicrobial prescribing practices in Australian aged care residents.
Epidemiology and Infection. 2019;147. doi: 10.1017/S0950268819000128

Bennett N, Imam N, James R, Chen C, Bull A, Thursky K et al.
Prevalence of infections and antimicrobial prescribing in Australian aged care facilities: Evaluation of modifiable and nonmodifiable determinants.
American Journal of Infection Control. 2018;46(10):1148-1153. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.03.027

Thursky K, Lingaratnam S, Jayarajan J, Haeusler G, Teh B, Tew M et al.
Implementation of a whole of hospital sepsis clinical pathway in a cancer hospital: impact on sepsis management, outcomes and costs.
BMJ Open Quality. 2018;7(3):e000355. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2018-000355

Bennett N, Johnson S, Richards M, Smith M, Worth L.
Infections in Australian Aged-Care Facilities: Evaluating the Impact of Revised McGeer Criteria for Surveillance of Urinary Tract Infections.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2016;37(5):610-612. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.7

Stuart R, Marshall C, Orr E, Bennett N, Athan E, Friedman D et al.
Survey of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship practices in Australian residential aged-care facilities.
Internal Medicine Journal. 2015;45(5):576-580. doi: 10.1111/imj.12740

Lim C, Kwong M, Stuart R, Buising K, Friedman N, Bennett N et al.
Antibiotic prescribing practice in residential aged care facilities — health care providers’ perspectives.
Medical Journal of Australia. 2014; 201(10):574-574. doi: 10.5694/mja13.00102

Smith M, Bull A, Dunt D, Richards M, Wijesundara B, Bennett N.
Formative and process evaluation of a healthcare-associated infection surveillance program in residential aged care facilities, Grampians region, Victoria.
Healthcare infection. 2012; 17(2):64-69. doi: 10.1071/HI12009

Smith M, Bull AL, Richards MJ, Woodburn P, Bennett NJ.
Infection rates in residential aged care facilities, Grampians region, Victoria, Australia
Healthcare Infection. 2011; 16(3): 116-20. doi: 10.1071/HI11017

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NISPAC is a multi-institute research project developing an infection surveillance program for Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities

NISPAC acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.