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Comparison of defined versus prescribed daily dose for measuring hospital antibacterial consumption

  • At: 2009 FIP Congress in Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: HU, Yatzu (Both institutes mentioned below, Hsinchu / Kaohsiung, China Taiwan)
  • Co-author(s): Wu, Shihn-Sheng (School of Pharmacy, Kaohshiung Medical University, KAOHSIUNG, China Taiwan)
    Lin, Yu-Chen (Department of Pharmacy, Mackay Memorial Hospital Hsinchu Branch, HSINCHU, China Taiwan)
    Lo, Kai-Hsun (Department of Pharmacy, Mackay Memorial Hospital Hsinchu Branch, HSINCHU, China Taiwan)
    Wen, Yen-Hsia* (School of Pharmacy, Kaohshiung Medical University, KAOHSIUNG, China Taiwan)
  • Abstract:

    Abstract

    Background: Hospitals use the World Health Organization Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (WHO/ATC) system to monitor the usage of antibacterials. A few studies from Europe point out that the use of Defined Daily Dose(DDD) overestimates approximately 30~40% of volume and density used than Prescribed Daily Dose(PDD). We use these two..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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