Antibiotic usage in German hospitals: results of the second national prevalence study.

@article{Hansen2013AntibioticUI,
  title={Antibiotic usage in German hospitals: results of the second national prevalence study.},
  author={Sonja K. Hansen and Dorith Sohr and Brar C Piening and Luis Alberto Pe{\~n}a Diaz and Alexander Gropmann and Rasmus Leistner and Elisabeth Meyer and Petra Gastmeier and Michael Behnke},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2013},
  volume={68 12},
  pages={
          2934-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Data on antibiotic usage (AU) are helpful for improvement of antibiotic stewardship. This study describes findings and targets for quality improvement in German hospitals identified in a national point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and AU. METHODS The survey was organized by the German National Reference Centre for Surveillance of Nosocomial Infections (NRZ) as part of a pan-European survey organized by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control… CONTINUE READING

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