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The problem

In this video Dr Chandy goes on to explain the problem that they had in their hospital

Antibiotics in this hospital’s formulary were dispensed from various dispensing sections within the hospital after purchase with a prescription.

The prescriptions came from various departments ranging from broad specialties to higher specialties. In this video Dr Chandy explains that between the period 2002 to 2010, antibiotic consumption in the hospital was rising.

Watch the video and consider the following questions:

  • Do you have a similar rising trend of antibiotic use in your own hospital or region?

  • What possible strategies could you plan to arrest the rising trend of antibiotic use in this case?

After watching the video you may want to take some time to do the following:

  • List strengths and weaknesses of each strategy.

  • Prioritise the strategies based on feasibility, sustainability, and cost effectiveness in your context.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance

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