Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8731

Zeinab Bazzi

Zeinab Bazzi


  • Research Article
    Impact of Stewardship Intervention on Improving Antibiotic Prescribing Practices
    Author(s): Mohamad Ibrahim and Zeinab BazziMohamad Ibrahim and Zeinab Bazzi

    Background: Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) have been found to be an effective method for minimizing antibiotic misuse. Method: A study comparing the quality of antibiotic prescriptions between a one-year period before ASP implementation and a one-year period after its implementation. For each period, antimicrobial prescriptions were evaluated by an antimicrobial stewardship team and classified as appropriate or inappropriate. Results: An improvement between Phase I and Phase II was found in all antibiotic therapies. Discussion: The overall antibiotic inappropriate rate was 45.8% before implemented the stewardship program, which is relatively high and consistent with the findings of other studies mentioned in the literature. Conclusion: Applying the st.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-8731.1000167

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