Antibiotic prescription practices and their relationship to outcome in South African intensive care units: Findings


613 July 2012, Vol. 102, No. 7 SAMJ Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to critically ill patients throughout the world, with rates as high as 60%.1 A major concern is the almost universal observation that 31 77% of these are inappropriate.1-5 The inappropriate use of antibiotics is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and cost, and is a major… (More)


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