A Multicenter Point-Prevalence Study: Antimicrobial Prescription Frequencies in Hospitalized Patients in Turkey

Accurate information about prescribing patterns in hospitals is valuable in improving the quality of antimicrobial prescriptions. This paper depicts about a study in which data on the use of antimicrobial agents in eighteen tertiary care hospitals were collected on March 20th 2002. One or more antimicrobials were ordered in 2900 (30.6 %) of 9471 hospitalized patients. The results from the study suggested that antimicrobial prescription and empirical treatment ratios were high and inappropriate at inpatient groups.

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