Implementation of an educational program and an antibiotic order form to optimize quality of antimicrobial drug use in a department of internal medicine

@article{Gyssens1997ImplementationOA,
  title={Implementation of an educational program and an antibiotic order form to optimize quality of antimicrobial drug use in a department of internal medicine},
  author={Inge C. Gyssens and Willem L. Blok and P. J. van den Broek and Yechiel Y A Hekster and Jos W. M. van der Meer},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={1997},
  volume={16},
  pages={904-912}
}
In a study designed to evaluate the effects of an educational program and an antibiotic order form on the quality of antimicrobial drug use, a prospective analysis was conducted in the department of internal medicine of a 948-bed university hospital. Following a quality-of-use review of all consecutive courses of antimicrobial drugs prescribed during four weeks, an educational program was conducted and an antibiotic order form introduced. After four years, an identical review was performed. In… CONTINUE READING

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