Point-prevalence study of antimicrobial use in public hospitals in southern Sri Lanka identifies opportunities for improving prescribing practices.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

A point-prevalence study of antimicrobial use among inpatients at 5 public hospitals in Sri Lanka revealed that 54.6% were receiving antimicrobials: 43.1% in medical wards, 68.0% in surgical wards, and 97.6% in intensive care wards. Amoxicillin-clavulanate was most commonly used for major indications. Among patients receiving antimicrobials, 31.0% received potentially inappropriate therapy.

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Cited Authors

  • Sheng, T; Wijayaratne, GB; Dabrera, TM; Drew, RJ; Nagahawatte, A; Bodinayake, CK; Kurukulasooriya, R; Østbye, T; Nagaro, KJ; De Silva, C; Ranawakaarachchi, H; Sudarshana, AT; Anderson, DJ; Woods, CW; Tillekeratne, LG

Published Date

  • February 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 224 - 227

PubMed ID

  • 30522538

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6353688

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2018.321


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States