Gaps in data collection for sex and gender must be addressed in point prevalence surveys on antibiotic use
Sex and gender are important factors that impact antimicrobial resistance. These variables should be included in PPS methodologies for antibiotic use studies in hospitals to help us understand the pre-hospital risks. Given WHO’s priority to equitably address AMR, all antibiotic PPS survey instruments should be updated to include these data in the PPS methodology, ensuring that sex and gender are collected and recorded in medical records.
By Lynn Lieberman Lawry, Niranjan Konduri, Nkatha Gitonga, Reuben Kiggundu, Mame Mbaye and Andy Stergachis