Significant Reduction of Antibiotic Consumption and Patients’ Costs after an Action Plan in China, 2010–2014

@inproceedings{Bao2015SignificantRO,
  title={Significant Reduction of Antibiotic Consumption and Patients’ Costs after an Action Plan in China, 2010–2014},
  author={Lidao Bao and Rui Peng and Yi Wang and Ruilian Ma and Xianhua Ren and Wenbin Meng and Fusheng Sun and Junxia Fang and Ping Chen and Yang Wang and Qiuhong Chen and Jian Cai and Jian Jin and Jinhui Guo and Shucheng Yang and Xiaomei Mo and Enjing Zhang and Yuerong Zhang and Zhaoxin Lu and Binbin Chen and Xiujuan Yue and Meijun Zhu and Yingying Wang and Xinchao Li and Yuchuan Bian and Shaoshan Kong and Wenfei Pan and Qian Ding and Jun Cao and Rupin Liu and Nan Chen and Xuelian Huang and B Agula and Haijun Lyu},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION On July 1, 2011, the Chinese government launched a national Action Plan for antibiotic stewardship targeting antibiotic misuse in public hospitals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impacts of the Action Plan in terms of frequency and intensity of antibiotic utilization and patients costs in public general hospitals. METHODS Administrative pharmacy data from July 2010 to June 2014 were sampled from 65 public general hospitals and divided into three segments: (1) July 2010… CONTINUE READING
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