International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pharmacology Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015

Trends of Antibiotic Use Among the Indoor Patients of Medicine and Pediatric Ward at A Tertiary Care Hospital

Aanchal Wats | Sumit Sohal

Abstract: Introduction Antibiotics are one of the most frequently used drugs in outpatient and inpatient care, and their irrational use is considered to be an important risk factor for the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance. Material and methods A cross sectional study was conducted where information about patient's age, gender, and different groups of antibiotics was collected from the medicine and pediatric indoor wards in a tertiary care hospital and was analysed. Results Analysis was carried out on 367 patients. Number of antibiotics prescribed per patient was 1.2. A total of 19 types of antibiotics were prescribed to 323 patients. Conclusion The study has provided baseline knowledge about the ongoing trends of antibiotic prescription among the indoor patients. It highlights the need to introduce guidelines for prescribing antibiotics based on high prescribing rates calculated in the study

Keywords: Anti-bacterial agents, hospitals, tertiary health care, medicine, pediatrics

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015,

Pages: 229 - 232

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