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Clinical benefits and costs of an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service. (2021)
Journal Article
BUGEJA, S.J., STEWART, D. and VOSPER, H. [2021]. Clinical benefits and costs of an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2021.01.009

Background: The enrolment of patients to an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) service can be a means of mitigating financial burdens related to the provision of care and optimisation of hospital bed management. Objective: This study... Read More about Clinical benefits and costs of an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service..

Staff team perceptions of the Maltese outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
BUGEJA, S.J., STEWART, D. and VOSPER, H. [2020]. Staff team perceptions of the Maltese outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service. In Charles, R. and Golightly, D. (eds.). Contemporary ergonomics and human factors 2020: proceedings of the 2020 Ergonomics and human factors conference (EHF 2020), co-located with the 13th International organisational design and management conference (ODAM 2020), 27-29 April 2020, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. Birmingham: CIEHF [online]. Available from: https://publications.ergonomics.org.uk/uploads/Staff-team-perceptions-of-the-Maltese-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-service.pdf

The Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) service was developed to cater for hospitalised patients receiving antimicrobial treatment and who are stable enough to be discharged to an outpatient or home setting. The authors have used the S... Read More about Staff team perceptions of the Maltese outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service..

Human factors approaches to evaluating outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy services: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
BUGEJA, S.J., STEWART, D., STRATH, A. and VOSPER, H. 2020. Human factors approaches to evaluating outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy services: a systematic review. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 16(5), pages 614-627. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.08.009

Background: The expansion in terms of available treatment options and models of care has led to a growing global momentum for outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) services. A systematic review was undertaken to explore Human Factors aspects relati... Read More about Human factors approaches to evaluating outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy services: a systematic review..