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K Harris

A Retrospective Study of Antibiotic Prescribing at the Sangre Grande Hospital, Trinidad, West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.217
Synopsis: 
Studies of antibiotic prescribing practices are important in antibiotic stewardship programs. They help inform these programs by providing information type of antibiotics commonly used, route of administration, dosage, most common clinical indications for which the antibiotics are used and other useful data. This data can be used for planning and deciding on suitable indicators for further developing and monitoring the antibiotic stewardship programme.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess patterns of antibiotic prescribing at the Sangre Grande Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago.

Methods: The study involved retrospectively collecting information regarding hospitalized patients utilizing a data collection tool. This was conducted over one (1) month in October 2015. Data was analysed using Microsoft excel and IBM SPSSv22.

Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

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