TITLE

Use of defined-daily-doses per 100 bed-days for measuring consumption of antiinfectives in a pediatric hospital

AUTHOR(S)
Jasso-Gutiérrez, Luis; Santos-Preciado, José I.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;1/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the adoption of the anatomical therapeutic chemical/ defined daily dose (ATC/DDD) classification in measuring the consumption of antiinfectives at Hospital Infantil de México (HIM). It notes that the DDD/100 bed-days method is not commonly suggested for the assessment of antimicrobial consumption in children. However, study shows the significance of this method as a tool in antimicrobial drug consumption analysis in tertiary-healthcare-level pediatric hospitals.
ACCESSION #
47426284

 

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