Indications for antimicrobial prescribing in European nursing homes: results from a point prevalence survey.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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PURPOSE: In light of the emerging problem with multiresistant microorganisms in nursing homes (NHs), the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption NH subproject was set up to measure and describe antimicrobial use across Europe. The aim of this paper was to investigate the indications for antimicrobial use and hence identify targets for quality improvement.METHODS: Data were obtained from a point prevalence survey conducted in 323 NHs across 21 European countries. A resident questionnaire had to be completed for each resident receiving an antimicrobial, collecting data such as comp…

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