In their present work, authors, referring to their previous paper, wanted to compare the antibiotic consumption of the special medical fields in different hospitals. Computer database were utilised from different hospitals to obtain the necessary figures concerning antibiotic consumption. The amount of antibiotic consumption was expressed in Defined Daily Dose/1000 hospital day. The great differences found between hospitals in quality of antibiotic consumption related to the same subspeciality can be due to the different therapeutical approach in the respective departments. Quality of drug utilisation did not meet the expectations of the modern antibiotic therapy. Relatively low consumption was found in departments of ophthalmology, neurology, psychiatry and rehabilitation. Medium amount of antibiotic consumption was recorded in departments of internal medicine, general surgery, traumatology, obstetrics and gynecology, E. N. T. and dermatology. High antibiotic consumption was observed at the departments of urology, intensive care, infectology, pediatrics and pulmonology. Authors emphasise the importance of the education of the usage of antibiotics both at the medical universities and in postgraduate training as well.
|Translated title of the contribution||Comparative study of antibiotic use at hospital departments in 7 Hungarian hospitals 1989-1991|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 12 1995|
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