Antibiotic prescribing practices in secondary and tertiary hospitals in Shaanxi province, western China, 2013-2015

@inproceedings{Yan2018AntibioticPP,
  title={Antibiotic prescribing practices in secondary and tertiary hospitals in Shaanxi province, western China, 2013-2015},
  author={Kangkang Yan and Meiling Xue and Dan Ye and Caijun Yang and Jie Chang and Minghuan Jiang and Mingyue Zhao and Hongli Zhang and Yu Fang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2018}
}
INTRODUCTION The irrational use of antibiotics is a major driver of antimicrobial resistance. This study aimed to explore how antibiotics were used in secondary and tertiary hospitals in Shaanxi Province, western China from 2013 to 2015. METHOD A retrospective study was conducted with a sample of 16 hospitals in Shaanxi Province (2 tertiary and 14 secondary hospitals; 8 public and 8 private hospitals) using a stratified random sampling method. All of the macro data from these hospitals from… CONTINUE READING

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