A DESCRIPTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF ANTIBIOTIC PRESCRIPTION PATTERN IN POSTOPERATIVE PATIENTS OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY WARD AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Rekha Shourya, Monika Sharma* and Anusuya Gehlot
Background: Surgical site infections are common complication of obstetric and gynaecological surgeries; up to 10% of gynaecological patients undergoing an operative procedure will develop a surgical site infection. Methods: this is a hospital based descriptive observational study. This study was conducted in Department of Pharmacology Dr SNMC and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Umaid hospital Jodhpur. Results: This study shown a general overview about overall use of drugs in postoperative patients in obstetrics and gynaecology ward. Most common major surgery done was lower section cesarean section (53.06%) followed by Laparotomy. Most common prescribed drugs were antimicrobials (100%), IV fluids (69.38%), analgesic (89.79%) and GI drugs(68.36%) respectively. Conclusion: This study shown a general overview about overall use of drugs in postoperative patients in obstetrics and gynaecology ward. An antibiotic policy has to be developed for the doctors in treating infections so that rationality in using the antibiotics will be developed and the occurrence of antibiotic resistance can be reduced.
Keywords: Antibiotics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Drug utilisation pattern.
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