Irrational antibiotic prescribing: a local issue or global concern?

@inproceedings{Hashemi2013IrrationalAP,
  title={Irrational antibiotic prescribing: a local issue or global concern?},
  author={Shiva Hashemi and Azadeh Nasrollah and Mehdi Mir Rajabi},
  booktitle={EXCLI journal},
  year={2013}
}
Resistance to antibiotics is a major public-health concern and antibiotic use is being ever more recognized as the main discriminatory pressure driving this resistance. The aim was to assess the outpatient usage of antibiotics in teaching hospitals in various parts of capital city of Iran, Tehran and its association with resistance. 600 outpatient antibiotic prescriptions between December 2011 and May 2012 were reviewed in our teaching hospitals. All prescriptions were scrutinized in order to… CONTINUE READING

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