International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
To assess the antibiotic prescription analysis of inpatients at a tertiary care hospital
Author(s): Sabeeha Mustafa, Taiwo Ogundipe, Mohammad Hazique, Harini Natvarbhai PATEL, Sadia Nazir, Aisha Farooq, Edmund Umebuani, Dr. Mohammad Adnan Sheerazi and Edgar Theodore Polintan
Abstract:Aim: The purpose of this research is to assess the antibiotic prescription analysis of inpatients at a tertiary care hospital.
Methods: The Department of Pharmacology conducted this prospective investigation. We examined the source of information for relevant features such as antimicrobial dose, frequency, and duration of antimicrobial usage, as well as whether or not such use was indicated by recorded culture sensitivity reports. A possible infective aetiology was evaluated if the patient showed any of the following symptoms prior to study inclusion: fever, elevated leukocyte count, signs and symptoms of infection of a specific organ system, and sepsis.
Results: Antimicrobials were prescribed to 100 (43.48 percent) of the 230 patients. The referral note was the most often utilised source for obtaining information on antibiotic prescription. The prescription habits of these individuals were studied further. 59 patients (59%) were males, whereas 41 patients (41% were women). The research participants' mean (SD) age was 48.25 12.55 years. The most patients were between the ages of 35 and 45. (40 percent). 58 patients (58%) were recommended by public sector healthcare facilities, whereas 42 (42%) were referred by private clinics. Ceftriaxone and amoxicillin-clavulanic acid were the most often given medications (21 percent and 17 percent, respectively). Piperacillin-tazobactam was then administered to 12 (12%) of the patients. More than 57 percent of patients were given four antibiotics. Antibiotics with a broad range of action accounted for 70 percent of prescriptions.
Conclusion: The results of this research aided in the development of several modules of an educational intervention tailored for healthcare settings with limited or no access to antimicrobial stewardship training.
Sabeeha Mustafa, Taiwo Ogundipe, Mohammad Hazique, Harini Natvarbhai PATEL, Sadia Nazir, Aisha Farooq, Edmund Umebuani, Dr. Mohammad Adnan Sheerazi, Edgar Theodore Polintan. To assess the antibiotic prescription analysis of inpatients at a tertiary care hospital. Int J Adv Res Med 2022;4(2):27-30. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2022.v4.i2a.397