Pharmacy sales data versus ward stock accounting for the surveillance of broad-spectrum antibiotic use in hospitals


BACKGROUND Antibiotic consumption in hospitals is commonly measured using the accumulated amount of drugs delivered from the pharmacy to ward held stocks. The reliability of this method, particularly the impact of the length of the registration periods, has not been evaluated and such evaluation was aim of the study. METHODS During 26 weeks, we performed… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-11-166


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