Combined audit of hospital antibiotic use and a prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infection.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127463
Title:
Combined audit of hospital antibiotic use and a prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infection.
Authors:
O'Neill, E; Morris-Downes, M; Rajan, L; Fitzpatrick, F; Humphreys, H; Smyth, E
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Combined audit of hospital antibiotic use and a prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infection. 2010, 16 (5):513-5 Clin. Microbiol. Infect.
Journal:
Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Issue Date:
May-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127463
DOI:
10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.02822.x
PubMed ID:
19519841
Abstract:
Appropriate antibiotic use improves patient outcome and prevents the emergence of antibiotic resistance. A point-prevalence audit of antibiotic use at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin was carried out during the collection of data for the 2006 Hospital Infection Society (HIS) Prevalence Survey of Healthcare-Associated Infection. All inpatients who met the HIS survey entry criteria were included in the HIS survey, and all inpatients who were receiving antibiotics at the time of the survey were included in the point-prevalence audit of antibiotic use. Among these, 7.18% and 36.8% of patients had a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) and were on antibiotics, respectively. Unnecessary collection of duplicate data was avoided by conducting an audit of antibiotic use and a national survey of HCAI simultaneously.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Anti-Bacterial Agents; Cross Infection; Drug Therapy; Hospital Departments; Humans; Ireland; Medical Audit; Prevalence
ISSN:
1469-0691

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Een
dc.contributor.authorMorris-Downes, Men
dc.contributor.authorRajan, Len
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Fen
dc.contributor.authorHumphreys, Hen
dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Een
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-06T14:51:39Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-06T14:51:39Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.identifier.citationCombined audit of hospital antibiotic use and a prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infection. 2010, 16 (5):513-5 Clin. Microbiol. Infect.en
dc.identifier.issn1469-0691-
dc.identifier.pmid19519841-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.02822.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127463-
dc.description.abstractAppropriate antibiotic use improves patient outcome and prevents the emergence of antibiotic resistance. A point-prevalence audit of antibiotic use at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin was carried out during the collection of data for the 2006 Hospital Infection Society (HIS) Prevalence Survey of Healthcare-Associated Infection. All inpatients who met the HIS survey entry criteria were included in the HIS survey, and all inpatients who were receiving antibiotics at the time of the survey were included in the point-prevalence audit of antibiotic use. Among these, 7.18% and 36.8% of patients had a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) and were on antibiotics, respectively. Unnecessary collection of duplicate data was avoided by conducting an audit of antibiotic use and a national survey of HCAI simultaneously.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents-
dc.subject.meshCross Infection-
dc.subject.meshDrug Therapy-
dc.subject.meshHospital Departments-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMedical Audit-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.titleCombined audit of hospital antibiotic use and a prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infection.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Microbiology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalClinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseasesen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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