To evaluate the antimicrobial prescribing practice of surgeons in the therapy of infections in surgical patients.
A retrospective study was carried out at the Department of Surgery, Royal Commission Medical Center, Madinat Yanbu, Al-Sinaya, based on data obtained from case records of surgical patients admitted between 1 st November 1992 and 28th February 1995.
The study population comprised of 697 surgical patients who received antibiotic therapy as a treatment during the study period.
Prophylactic antibiotic therapies were excluded from the evaluation. antibiotics during the study period for suspected or established infections.
Augmentin (25.5%) was the most commonly used antibiotic for treatment, followed by ceftriaxone (18.3%) and metronidazole (12.9%). Three hundred and eighty four (55.1%) of the patients received more than one antibiotic for therapy of their conditions.
Prudent and rational use of antibiotics improves patient care, reduces hospital core costs and makes available funds which could be reallocated to more critical areas.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Etude transversale, Infection, Antimicrobien, Chimiothérapie, Association médicamenteuse, Analyse coût efficacité, Evaluation, Homme, Prescription médicale, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Antibiotique, Economie santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Cross sectional study, Infection, Antimicrobial agent, Chemotherapy, Drug combination, Cost efficiency analysis, Evaluation, Human, Medical prescription, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Antibiotic, Health economy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0498869
Code Inist : 002B02S07. Création : 19/02/1999.