Auditing antibiotic use in a teaching hospital: focus on cefoxitin.


The prevalence and nature of antibiotic misuse in a major teaching hospital was assessed by means of a quality-of-use audit. Cefoxitin was chosen for study. The use of cefoxitin increased rapidly during the study period, accounting for 17.7% ($15300) of the pharmacy's costs for cephalosporins during the first year of its availability but 47.7% ($60707… (More)


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