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dc.contributor.authorNaughton, C
dc.contributor.authorHennessy, Y
dc.contributor.authorMannion, C
dc.contributor.authorPhilbin, M
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
html.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.
html.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.
html.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.
html.description.abstractPoint prevalence survey data using a standardised methodology could facilitate both local audit and national benchmarking to monitor antibiotic use.


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