Evaluation of antibiotic use in a hospital with an antibiotic restriction policy.
The study was designed to evaluate rational antibiotic use in relation to diagnosis and bacteriological findings. All hospitalized patients who received antibiotics were evaluated by a cross-sectional study. Of the 713 patients hospitalized, 281 (39.4%) patients received 377 antibiotics. Among 30 different antibiotics the most frequently requested were first generation cephalosporins (19.9%), ampicillin-sulbactam (19.1%) and aminoglycosides (11.7%). Antibiotic use was appropriate in 64.2% of antibiotic requests. In analysis of appropriate use, a request after an infectious diseases consultation was a frequent reason (OR=14, P
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Erbay, A., Colpan, A., Bodur, H., Cevik, M. A., Samore, M. H., & Ergönül, O. (2003). Evaluation of antibiotic use in a hospital with an antibiotic restriction policy. International journal of antimicrobial agents, 21(4), 308–312. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0924-8579(02)00392-8
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine