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ANTIBIOTIC UTILIZATION AND DIRECT COST IN AN EMERGENCY TREATMENT UNIT IN SRI LANKA

  • At: 2019 FIP Congress in AbuDhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: MORRISSEY, Hana (University of wolverhampton, school of pharmacy, United Kingdom)
  • Co-author(s): Achini Aberathna: school of pharmacy, Unversity of Ruhuna, Gale, Sri Lanka
    Hana Morrissey: school of pharmacy, University of wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    Patrick Ball: school of pharmacy, University of wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    Shukry Zawahir: school of pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Anecdotal evidence suggested that antibiotics are frequently been used in the Emergency Treatment Units in Sri Lanka, mostly for respiratory tract, soft tissue or urinary tract infections.

    Methods

    In this study, we evaluated the utilization and the direct cost of antibiotics by checking the bed-head tickets of all patients admitted to the

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Last update 21 September 2019

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