Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of antibiotic monitoring at a veterans administration hospital.
Symposium on cost-effective use of once-daily ceftriaxone in the treatment of moderate to severe infections. Montreal PQ (CAN), 1990/07/15.
A rigorous, continuously monitored antibiotic programme was initiated at our Veterans Administration hospital following evidence of inappropriate antibiotic usage.
Seven hundred and thirty-one patients, mainly male, with an average age of 60 years were involved in the study; 378 were evaluable prior to policy implementation and 273 subsequently.
The overall prevalence of deaths and average length of antibiotic therapy were less during the post-policy period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Antibiotique, Analyse coût efficacité, Vieillard, Homme, Ancien combattant, Hôpital, Surveillance, Utilisation, Economie santé, Etablissement troisième âge
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antibiotic, Cost efficiency analysis, Elderly, Human, Veteran, Hospital, Surveillance, Use, Health economy, Homes for the aged
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