A comparison of antibiotic point prevalence survey data from four Irish regional/general hospitals.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205015
Title:
A comparison of antibiotic point prevalence survey data from four Irish regional/general hospitals.
Authors:
Naughton, C; Hennessy, Y; Mannion, C; Philbin, M
Affiliation:
Quality, Audit and Risk Management Team, HSE-Dublin Mid Leinster, Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar, Mullingar, Westhmeath, Ireland. corina.naughton@ucd.ie
Citation:
A comparison of antibiotic point prevalence survey data from four Irish regional/general hospitals. 2011, 180 (2):457-61 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205015
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-011-0677-5
PubMed ID:
21274652
Additional Links:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/9j672k8668352260/
Abstract:
Point prevalence surveys (PPS) are increasingly used to examining and compare hospital antibiotic consumption. The aim of this study was to identify the (1) point prevalence of antibiotic use in one regional hospital and (2) compare PPS data from similar regional/general hospitals.; Data were collected on all inpatients with an active antibiotic prescription and on all prescriptions issued in the emergency department over a 24-h period. Point prevalence data were obtained from three other regional/general hospitals.; The frequency of antibiotic use was hospital A = 29%, B = 38%, C = 34% and D = 37%. Overall, the most commonly prescribed antibiotic was co-amoxiclav (30%), followed by macrolides (12%). However, new generation broad-spectrum antibiotics, such as piperacillin/tazobactam or ciprofloxacin, were also commonly used. Prescribing for common conditions such as respiratory infection or cellulites showed diverse antibiotic selection.; Point prevalence survey data using a standardised methodology could facilitate both local audit and national benchmarking to monitor antibiotic use.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Child; Drug Utilization; Hospitals; Humans; Ireland; Middle Aged
ISSN:
1863-4362

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNaughton, Cen
dc.contributor.authorHennessy, Yen
dc.contributor.authorMannion, Cen
dc.contributor.authorPhilbin, Men
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-26T12:01:16Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-26T12:01:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-
dc.identifier.citationA comparison of antibiotic point prevalence survey data from four Irish regional/general hospitals. 2011, 180 (2):457-61 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid21274652-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-011-0677-5-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205015-
dc.description.abstractPoint prevalence surveys (PPS) are increasingly used to examining and compare hospital antibiotic consumption. The aim of this study was to identify the (1) point prevalence of antibiotic use in one regional hospital and (2) compare PPS data from similar regional/general hospitals.-
dc.description.abstractData were collected on all inpatients with an active antibiotic prescription and on all prescriptions issued in the emergency department over a 24-h period. Point prevalence data were obtained from three other regional/general hospitals.-
dc.description.abstractThe frequency of antibiotic use was hospital A = 29%, B = 38%, C = 34% and D = 37%. Overall, the most commonly prescribed antibiotic was co-amoxiclav (30%), followed by macrolides (12%). However, new generation broad-spectrum antibiotics, such as piperacillin/tazobactam or ciprofloxacin, were also commonly used. Prescribing for common conditions such as respiratory infection or cellulites showed diverse antibiotic selection.-
dc.description.abstractPoint prevalence survey data using a standardised methodology could facilitate both local audit and national benchmarking to monitor antibiotic use.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.springerlink.com/content/9j672k8668352260/en
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshDrug Utilization-
dc.subject.meshHospitals-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.titleA comparison of antibiotic point prevalence survey data from four Irish regional/general hospitals.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentQuality, Audit and Risk Management Team, HSE-Dublin Mid Leinster, Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar, Mullingar, Westhmeath, Ireland. corina.naughton@ucd.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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