Point prevalence survey of antibiotic use in Scottish hospitals utilising the Glasgow Antimicrobial Audit Tool (GAAT).

@article{Seaton2007PointPS,
  title={Point prevalence survey of antibiotic use in Scottish hospitals utilising the Glasgow Antimicrobial Audit Tool (GAAT).},
  author={R Andrew Seaton and Dilip Nathwani and Paul W. Burton and Coleen McLaughlin and A R Mackenzie and Stephanie Dundas and Hisham M. Ziglam and Ysobel Gourlay and Katina Beard and Elaine Douglas},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={693-9}
}
A point prevalence survey of antimicrobial prescribing was performed in 10 Scottish hospitals using the Glasgow Antimicrobial Audit Tool (GAAT). Appropriateness of the intravenous (IV) route was determined by an infectious diseases physician (IDP) and by a computerised algorithm. The IDP also estimated IV agent appropriateness. Each hospital was surveyed on a single day. Of 3826 patients surveyed, 1079 (28.3%) received an antibiotic, 381 (35.3%) intravenously; 197 (28.2%) orally treated had… CONTINUE READING
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