Antibiotic usage in hospitalized patients: a one-day point prevalence study

Karabay O., Ince N., Aypak A., Gude E., Bodur H.

JOURNAL OF CHEMOTHERAPY, vol.32, no.4, pp.188-192, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/1120009x.2020.1755592
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.188-192
  • Keywords: Antibiotic use, point prevalence, inpatients, IDS, multicenter, Turkey
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Measurements are one of the most important means of evaluating the quality of antibiotic consumption. This study has evaluated the antibiotic consumption using one-day point prevalence study data collected from different hospitals in Turkey. This research was planned as a multicenter point surveillance study which aimed demonstrating the use of antibiotics among inpatients in Turkey. On the day of surveillance, demographic data from 21,920 inpatients, names of antibiotics used by the inpatients, number of antibiotics approved by infectious disease specialist (IDS), and the length of antibiotic use were recorded. These results showed that 30.3% of patients were using antibiotics and 57.7% of those were IDS-approved. The rate of IDS-approved antibiotic consumption was higher for internal medicine wards and in intensive care units, whereas non-IDS-approved antibiotics were used among inpatients of surgical wards.