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Contextualizing the Relevance of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Drug Prescription and Consumption Pattern of a Tertiary Level Hospital

Author(s):

B. Bhardwaj, A. Mahajan, M. Singh, R. Roy and R. SharmaDepartment of Biosciences, Manipal University Jaipur, Rajasthan-303007, India

Keywords:

Antimicrobial Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Antimicrobial Consumption, Defined Daily Dose, Intensive Care Units

Abstract:

Rampant, irrational and unscientific use of antimicrobials by the healthcare practitioners is adding to the problem of antimicrobial resistance. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to evolve and implement new policies, recommence research actions and pursue steps to manage the crisis of antimicrobial resistance, which can be accomplished by a well-designed Antimicrobial Stewardship programme. A prospective observational study aiming to investigate the use of antimicrobials in Intensive Care Units by means of an AMS programme was carried out in a 400 bedded tertiary level hospital in New Delhi with 140 ICU beds…

URL:

https://jmrh.chitkara.edu.in/index.php/jmrh/article/view/97/50

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