The effect of a restriction policy on the antimicrobial consumption in Turkey: a country-wide study

@article{Hoolu2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of a restriction policy on the antimicrobial consumption in Turkey: a country-wide study},
  author={Salih Hoşoğlu and Saban Esen and Recep Ozturk and Mustafa Altindiş and Mustafa Ertek and Sedat Kaygusuz and Rahmet Caylan and Kutbettin Demirdağ and Irfan Şencan and Gunay Tuncer Ertem and Selda Aslan and Vuslat Keçik Boşnak and Pakize Aygun and Serpil Erol and Mustafa Celen},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={61},
  pages={727-731}
}
The total annual expenditure of antimicrobials in Turkey in 2002 was 24% of all drug spending. In order to reduce the cost of drug expenditure, the Turkish government introduced a new restriction policy on the prescription of antimicrobials in June 2003. This new policy is based on the justification that the physicians specializing in infectious diseases should be primarily responsible for the prescription of antimicrobials. Compare and contrast the usage of antimicrobials at hospitals before… CONTINUE READING

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