Prescribing patterns of antibiotics and sensitivity patterns of common microorganisms in the Internal Medicine ward of a teaching hospital in Western Nepal: a prospective study

@article{Shankar2003PrescribingPO,
  title={Prescribing patterns of antibiotics and sensitivity patterns of common microorganisms in the Internal Medicine ward of a teaching hospital in Western Nepal: a prospective study},
  author={Ravi Pathiyil Shankar and P Chakraborty Partha and Nagesh Kumar Shenoy and Joshy Maducolil Easow and K. Brahmadathan},
  journal={Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials},
  year={2003},
  volume={2},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
Information about antibiotic use and resistance patterns of common microorganisms are lacking in hospitals in Western Nepal. Excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics contributes to the development of bacterial resistance. The parameter: Defined daily dose/100 bed-days, provides an estimate of consumption of drugs among hospital in-patients. This study was carried out to collect relevant demographic information, antibiotic prescribing patterns and the common organisms isolated including… CONTINUE READING

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