Drug utilization review of mupirocin ointment in a Korean university-affiliated hospital

  title={Drug utilization review of mupirocin ointment in a Korean university-affiliated hospital},
  author={S. Youn and Seung Soon Lee and Sukyeon Kim and Jeong-A Lee and B. Kim and J. Kim and Hye-kyung Han and Jae-Seok Kim},
  journal={The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine},
  pages={515 - 520}
Background/Aims Intranasal mupirocin and chlorhexidine bathing are candidate strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In Korea, intranasal mupirocin is not available, and mupirocin ointment, an over-the-counter drug, has been used indiscriminately. Furthermore, because it is covered by health insurance, mupirocin is easy to prescribe within hospitals. Methods We performed a mupirocin drug utilization review (DUR) within… Expand
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