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Inappropriate Antibiotic Use in a Tertiary Care Center in Thailand: An Incidence Study and Review of Experience in Thailand

  • Anucha Apisarnthanarak (a1), Somwang Danchaivijitr (a2), Thomas C. Bailey (a3) and Victoria J. Fraser (a3)

Abstract

The incidence and patterns of and factors associated with inappropriate antibiotic use were studied in a tertiary care center in Thailand. The incidence of inappropriate antibiotic use was 25%. Admission to the surgical department (adjusted odds ratio, 2.0; P = .02) and to the obstetrics and gynecology department (adjusted odds ratio, 2.0; P = .03) were associated with inappropriate antibiotic use, whereas consultation with an infectious diseases specialist was protective against inappropriate antibiotic use (adjusted odds ratio, 0.15; P = .01).

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand12120 (anapisarn@yahoo.com)

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