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