Outbreak scenario exercise
Here is another short exercise. Look at the data on use of meropenem or third generation cephalosporins in Dunswood Hospital featured in the outbreak scenario.
What does this show?
Could this be contributing to the current outbreak?
What would you do with this data?
Post your thoughts in the comments section
Here is a free Antimicrobial Consumption Tool which is designed for the calculation of data on antibiotic use into DDD. If you have your own data on antibiotic use, you may want to try the application out (available for Windows only).
A good resource for further reading is the Introduction to Drug Utilization Research from the WHO.
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