Antibiotic stewardship and related polices impact on child health outcomes
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- PhD students
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- Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
|Dr Yanhong Jessika Hufirstname.lastname@example.org||Personal web page|
|Prof Melissa Wakeemail@example.com||Personal web page|
Summary Antibiotic stewardship and related polices impact on child health outcomes
1. At least one in five pregnant women receive an antibiotic during pregnancy, and many more in the lead up to or during labour. There is a lack of detailed studies on polices’ impact of prescribed antibiotics on health and developmental outcomes in early childhood, both at the individual and the population level. There is evidence for example that antibiotic use during pregnancy influences the frequency of childhood infections. The consented ‘Generation Victoria’ cohort is targeting all 160,000 births over two years beginning in 2021 at all 70 birthing hospitals in the state of Victoria; it will eventually contain both GenV-collected exposure and outcomes data as well as linked clinical and administrative data, for example from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), hospitals prescribing and neonatal health outcomes. This PhD candidate will focus on investigating associations of hospital antibiotic stewardship and prescribing policies with pregnancy and newborn outcomes in the 70 hospitals over GenV’s first 3-6 months of operation. The landmark GenV platform thus offers immense opportunities to establish a career with leadership in pregnancy pharmacovigilance and child health research.
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