Examining Antibiotic Use at an Education and Research Hospital in Turkey: Point Prevalence Results


Yilmaz G. , Bulut C., Yildiz F., Arslan S., Yetkin M. A. , Demiroz A. P.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.39, no.1, pp.125-131, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-131

Abstract

Aims: Antimicrobial drugs are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in hospitals. Inappropriate use of antibiotics leads to development of antimicrobial resistance. The alms of this study were to determine the rate of antibiotic usage in hospitalized patients, the reasons for antibiotic therapy, irrational uses. and the rates of irrational use in patients hospitalized in Ankara Education and Research Hospital.