No Single Strategy Effective to Control Antibiotic Prescribing in Hospitals

Armen Hareyan's picture
Advertisement

Antibiotic Prescribing Drugs

Plenty of promising strategies exist to control antibiotic-prescribing practices, but no single method emerges as the best for hospital patients, according to a new review of studies.

Advertisement
Follow eMaxHealth on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
Please, click to subscribe to our Youtube Channel to be notified about upcoming health and food tips.

Antibiotics combat bacterial infections, like strep throat. But its overuse has been tied to a rise in organisms that build a resistance to the drugs.

The systematic review of data from 66 studies appears in the current issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing medical trials on a topic.

Most of the studies were conducted at a single hospital

Advertisement