Misuse of discharge antimicrobial prescription in the emergency department: An observational study at a tertiary care center

Yasuaki Tagashira, Naofumi Yamane, Satoshi Miyahara, Azusa Orihara, Yuki Uehara, Keiichi Hiramatsu, Hitoshi Honda

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Abstract

We conducted a restrospective cohort study of patients discharged from the emergency department at a tertiary care center with an antimicrobial prescription. More than half of the prescribed antimicrobials were misused and frequently inappropriate for various infectious diseases. In this study, we analyzed the physician-related and environment-related factors predicting misuse.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02-2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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