A Prospective Study of Prescribing Patterns of Antibiotics in Post-Operative Patients of Surgery Department
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Aim and Objectives
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the prescription pattern of antibiotics in post operative patients.
Materials and Methods
Study was carried out in a 300 bedded tertiary care hospital. It is a prospective study. The department selected for the study was surgery. A patient information form has been prepared to inform the patient of the care givers about the purpose and necessity of the study. During data collection patients were informed about the study using patient information format. A regular ward round into the study department was carried out. The medical charts of the patients were screened for appropriateness in all possible ways. The obtained data were analyzed and was categorized based on the age, diagnosis and its treatment. Rationality of prescription is also been calculated.
Result and Discussion
A total of 50 patients were screened. In our study males (72%) and females (28%) are involved in the study. Most common antimicrobial administered was cephalosporin's (40%). Respectively amino glycosides, other new category antibiotic drugs, macrolides, fluroquinolones, tetracyclines and pencillins.
As per “Clinical Practice guidelines for Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in surgery”, antibiotics prescribed in each surgery was not found to be major problem. 86% of prescriptions are found to be appropriate as per guidelines.
Antibiotics, Post-operative, Quality of life, Cephalosporins, Aminoglycosides.