Antimicrobial stewardship to optimize the use of antimicrobials for surgical prophylaxis in Egypt: A multicenter pilot intervention study.

@article{Saied2015AntimicrobialST,
  title={Antimicrobial stewardship to optimize the use of antimicrobials for surgical prophylaxis in Egypt: A multicenter pilot intervention study.},
  author={Tamer Omar El Saied and Soad F Hafez and Amr M Kandeel and Amany A El-kholy and G. A. F. Ismail and Mariam Aboushady and Ehab Rushdy Mohamed Attia and Ahmed Hassaan and Ossama Abdel-Atty and Elham Elfekky and Samia A. Girgis and Afaf Ismail and Enjy Abdou and Omar Okasha and Maha Talaat},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={e67-71}
}
OBJECTIVE To measure the impact of an antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) program on the use of antibiotics for surgical prophylaxis at acute care hospitals in Egypt. METHODS This was a before-and-after intervention study conducted in 5 tertiary, acute-care surgical hospitals. The baseline, intervention, and follow-up periods were 3, 6, and 3 months, respectively. The impact of the intervention was measured by preintervention and postintervention surveys for surgical patients with clean and clean… CONTINUE READING

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