Antibiotic usage in hospitalized patients: a one-day point prevalence study

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Karabay O., Ince N., Aypak A., Guclu E., BODUR H., USTURALI MUT A. N. , ...Daha Fazla

Journal Of Chemotherapy, cilt.32, sa.4, ss.188-192, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/1120009x.2020.1755592
  • Dergi Adı: Journal Of Chemotherapy
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.188-192


Measurements are one of the most important means of evaluating the quality of antibiotic consumption. This

study has evaluated the antibiotic consumption using one-day point prevalence study data collected from different

hospitals in Turkey. This research was planned as a multicenter point surveillance study which aimed

demonstrating the use of antibiotics among inpatients in Turkey. On the day of surveillance, demographic

data from 21,920 inpatients, names of antibiotics used by the inpatients, number of antibiotics approved by

infectious disease specialist (IDS), and the length of antibiotic use were recorded. These results showed that

30.3% of patients were using antibiotics and 57.7% of those were IDS-approved. The rate of IDS-approved

antibiotic consumption was higher for internal medicine wards and in intensive care units, whereas non-IDSapproved

antibiotics were used among inpatients of surgical wards.