Antimicrobial utilization data: Does point prevalence data correlate with defined daily doses? Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • AbstractWe correlated antibiotic consumption measured by point prevalence survey with defined daily doses (DDD) across multiple hospitals. Point prevalence survey had a higher correlation (1) with monthly DDDs than annual DDDs, (2) in nonsurgical versus surgical wards, and (3) on high- versus low-utilization wards. Findings may be hospital specific due to hospital differences.

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publication date

  • August 2019