Article

Usage of antibiotics in the intensive care units of an academic tertiary-level hospital

Published in: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 33, issue 4, 2018 , pages: 106–113
DOI: 10.1080/23120053.2018.1482645
Author(s): Deanne JohnstonDepartment of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, South Africa, Razeeya KhanDepartment of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, South Africa, Jacqui MiotDepartment of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, South Africa, Shirra MochCritical Care Infection Collaboration, South Africa, Yolande van DeventerDepartment of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, South Africa, Guy RichardsDivision of Critical Care, South Africa

Abstract

Background: The post-antibiotic era is approaching fast as multidrug-resistant bacteria emerge and the antibiotic pipeline slows to a trickle. Antibiotic stewardship requires that antibiotics be used appropriately and as such this study reviewed the utilisation of antibiotics in five adult intensive care units (ICUs) at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

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