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Irrational antibiotic prescribing practice among children in critical care of tertiary hospitals.

@article{Baig2017IrrationalAP,
  title={Irrational antibiotic prescribing practice among children in critical care of tertiary hospitals.},
  author={Mirza Tasawer Baig and Ali Akbar Sial and Ambreen Huma and Maryam Ahmed and Uzma Shahid and Nayel Syed},
  journal={Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={30 4(Suppl.)},
  pages={
          1483-1489
        }
}
This study assessed the prescribing pattern of irrational use of antibiotic among children under age of 12 years in public and private sector hospitals in Pakistan. The prospective clinical evaluation of drug utilization pattern of antimicrobials from Patient Bedside File (PBF) of in-patients and Culture Sensitivity Test (CST) reports were evaluated to determine the antibiotic resistance. Two indicators recorded to assess antibiotic prescribing were; dose of prescribed antibiotic (low-dose… Expand
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