Methodology for surveillance of antimicrobials use among out-patients in Delhi.

  title={Methodology for surveillance of antimicrobials use among out-patients in Delhi.},
  author={Anita Kotwani and Kathleen Anne Holloway and Ranjit Roy Chaudhury},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  volume={129 5},
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Determining antibiotic use in the population is problematic in India, as there are no population level databases on prescriptions and over-the-counter sales. This study attempts to establish a methodology for surveillance of antibiotic use in the community. METHODS Antibiotic use was monitored in fi ve municipal wards of Delhi, from January-December 2004. Thirty co-operative retail pharmacies were enrolled in Inderpuri (7), Karol Bagh (3), Patel Nagar (5), Rajinder… CONTINUE READING


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