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In 2018, the Ministry of Health, Singapore, introduced the National Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Long-term Care (ILTC) Facilities. The guidelines specified that facilities should develop and maintain an antibiotic guideline for empiric treatment. To assist physicians, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals working in ILTC facilities in appropriate antibiotic use, the Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore worked closely with partners from the National University Hospital, Singapore, nursing home physicians and experts in infectious diseases to develop the Empiric Antibiotic Guidelines for Nursing Homes in Singapore.

(Click here to access the guideline)