Antibiotic Stewardship Program Improves Antibiotic Use in China

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Antibiotic Stewardship Program Improves Antibiotic Use in China
Antibiotic Stewardship Program Improves Antibiotic Use in China

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An antibiotic stewardship program with pharmacist participation can promote improved antibiotic use and decrease costs in clean urological procedures, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

Ying Zhou, from the Peking University First Hospital in China, and colleagues described the impact of pharmacist intervention on the use of antibiotics, especially in clean urological procedures. Data were collected on the use of antibiotics between 2010 and 2013 in urology; the use of prophylactic antibiotics was routine in clean procedures before 2011. From 2011 to 2013, pharmacists participated in antibiotic stewardship programs of the hospital and urological clinical work, and conducted real-time interventions.

The researchers found that antibiotic use density decreased by 57.8 percent and the average antibiotic cost decreased by $246.94 on comparison of 2013 data with 2010 data. There was a 27.7 percent decrease in the cost of antibiotics as a percentage of total drug cost. There was a decrease in the rate of antibiotic use from 100 to 7.3 percent.

"The study illustrates how an antibiotic stewardship program with pharmacist participation including real-time interventions can promote improved antibiotic-prescribing and significantly decrease costs," the authors write.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters




More in Home

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes found to transmit Zika virus

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

And, two young females with tongue piercings have deep lingual infrabony lesions, periodontitis

Risk of OD Highest for First Days of Opioid  Benzodiazepine Use

Risk of OD Highest for First Days of ...

Five-fold increased risk of opioid-related overdose during first 90 days of concurrent use

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »