PRESCRIBING PATTERN OF ANTIBIOTICS IN OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL
Dr. Monika Roy*, Professor Dr. Adhir Kumar Das, Dr. Sushanta Kumar Barman, Dr. Priobrata Karmakar, Dr. Md. Jahedul Islam, Dr. Muhammad Anamul Hoque and Dr. Purabi Barman
Objective: In this study our main goal is to evaluate the antibiotic utilization pattern among patients of outpatient department. Method: This Observational Cross-sectional Descriptive study was conducted in in outpatient department of Medicine, Surgery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Dhaka medical college & Hospital. Later the study was compiled in the Department of Pharmacology, Dhaka Medical College. Total study period was one year extending from January, 2019 to December, 2019. Patients in outpatient department of Medicine, Surgery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Dhaka Medical College & Hospital. Results: A total 2404 prescriptions was screened in this study, among 600 prescriptions containing antibiotics purposively selected according to inclusion and exclusion criteria from different outpatient of Medicine, Surgery and Gynaecology & Obstetrics department of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital to reach the end of the study. Conclusion: In conclusion we can say that, the need for introduction of guideline for antibiotic prescribing & implementation of antibiotic policy is mandatory in institutions that will promote rational use of antibiotic.
Keywords: Antibiotic, microorganisms, prescriptions, bacterial resistance.
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