The need for an antibiotic stewardship program in a hospital using a computerized pre-authorization system


Erturk Sengel B., Bilgin H., Bilgin B. O. , Gidener T., Saydam S., Pekmezci A., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.82, pp.40-43, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.02.044
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-43
  • Keywords: Antimicrobial stewardship, Days of therapy, Length of stay, ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP, CARE, RESISTANCE, IMPACT, POLICY, USAGE, COST

Abstract

Objectives: Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) have an important role in the appropriate utilization of antibiotics. Some of the core strategies recommended for ASPs are pre-authorization and prospective audit and feedback. In Turkey, a unique nationwide antibiotic restriction program (NARP) has been in place since 2003. The aim of this study was to measure the effect of a prospective audit and feedback strategy system along with the NARP.