oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Review of antimicrobial use in patients admitted to an ICU and high care unit in a private healthcare setting : forum
|Article Title||Review of antimicrobial use in patients admitted to an ICU and high care unit in a private healthcare setting : forum|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Author||Kristien Van Schalkwyk|
|Publication Date||Aug 2012|
|Pages||37 - 39|
The increased emergence of resistance of bacteria to antibiotics has become a serious concern as there is a limited pipeline of new antibiotics, especially those with novel mechanisms of action. In order to preserve the current antibiotic arsenal, antibiotic stewardship has been proposed to reduce overuse and the correct selection of these agents. The hospital where the study was conducted runs a multidisciplinary antibiotic stewardship round once per week.
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