Utilization Pattern of Antibiotics in Different Wards of Sari Imam Khomeini Teaching Hospital

Ebrahimzadeh, M.A and Ansari, F and Ramezani, A and Shokrzadeh, M and Shabankhani, B and Saeedi, S.S and Bagherzadeh, Z (2007) Utilization Pattern of Antibiotics in Different Wards of Sari Imam Khomeini Teaching Hospital. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 17 (61). pp. 166-169.

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Background and Purpose: Due to an increase in cases of irrational drug prescription and it's health and economic consequences, evaluation of the rational use of drugs seemed necessary. Among drug groups antibiotics are greatly significant. Materials and Methods: Utilization pattern of antibiotics in different wards of Sari Imam Khomeini teaching hospital in the first half of 2000 and 2005 were reviewed. ATC/DDD (Anatomic, Therapeutic, Chemical/ Defined Daily Dose) methodology was used. Results: Data showed, use of antibiotics jumped from 95.4 DBDs (DDD per patient�s bed-days) to 124 DBDs. Distribution of different class of anti-microbial, showed the highest increase in use of vancomycin and clindamycin. Use of cotrimoxazole and aminoglycosides remained fairly unchanged, howerrs consumption of Penicillin G dropped. In year 2005, ICU ward followed by gynecology, were among the University Hospital departments with the highest consumption of antibiotics. Cefazolin was the most prescribed antibiotics during this study. Conclusion: It appers that there is a need for more national drug policities and drug education program for health care professionals. Evaluation of drug distribution in hospitals seems to be necessary.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibiotic, DDD, Defined Daily Dose, Utilization pattern
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@mazums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 17:49
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 17:49
URI: http://eprints.mazums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3244

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