Short-term effect of antibiotic control policy on the usage patterns and cost of antimicrobials, mortality, nosocomial infection rates and antibacterial resistance

Arda B. , Sipahi O. R. , Yamazhan T. , Tasbakan M. , Pullukcu H. , Tunger A. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF INFECTION, cilt.55, ss.41-48, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jinf.2007.02.014
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.41-48


Objectives: In 2003 Turkish government released a new budget application instruction for regulating the usage of parenteral antibiotics inside and outside of the hospitals. In this study it was aimed to evaluate the effect of this instruction on the overall usage of restricted antibiotics, their cost, overall mortality, bacterial. resistance patterns and nosocomiat infection rates in intensive care units (ICUs) of our setting for March-October 2002 and March-October 2003 periods.