What is it about?
This study is about safe use of antibiotics in hospital admitted patients specially in ICU ward. Study was carried out in Pakistan.
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Why is it important?
Our findings concludes that empiric antibiotic therapy is beneficial in patients and leads to a reduction in the mortality rate. Factors including irrational antibiotic selection, prescribing contraindicated drug combinations, and use of nephrotoxic drugs were associated with high mortality rate and poor clinical outcomes.
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This page is a summary of: Rational use of antibiotics in an intensive care unit: a retrospective study of the impact on clinical outcomes and mortality rate, Infection and Drug Resistance, February 2019, Dove Medical Press,
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