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Article: Drug audit in Hong Kong with special reference to antibiotics

TitleDrug audit in Hong Kong with special reference to antibiotics
Authors
KeywordsΒ-Lactams
Drug Audit
Expensive Antibiotics
Paediatric (Liquid) Tetracyclines
Issue Date1993
Citation
Journal Of The Hong Kong Medical Association, 1993, v. 45 n. 3, p. 177-180 How to Cite?
AbstractIn Hong Kong, antibiotic orientated audits have been conducted with respect to (1) the use of paediatric tetracyclines, and (2) ward usage of expensive antibiotics. Consistent with the very high local prevalence of discolouration in the secondary dentition among young persons in the early 1980s, the use of paediatric tetracyclines (sales of liquid formulations) was more than ten-fold greater than the corresponding usage in the UK (inferred from retail prescription surveys). With educational efforts and feedback of such data to doctors, follow-up audits confirm a dramatic reduction in such use of tetracyclines in Hong Kong. A one-month audit of expensive antibiotic administration and dispensing in a single medical ward of Queen Mary Hospital revealed that: (a) much larger amounts of β-lactams were dispensed than administered to patients, and (b) the amount of Unasyn® being given intravenously was probably excessive, considering the good oral bioavailability of this pro-drug. Possible reasons for these anomalies, their expenditure implications and appropriate steps to correct them are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162009
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dc.contributor.authorKumana, CRen_US
dc.contributor.authorKou, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, BCYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, PWen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, KYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T05:16:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-05T05:16:39Z-
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of The Hong Kong Medical Association, 1993, v. 45 n. 3, p. 177-180en_US
dc.identifier.issn1010-8424en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162009-
dc.description.abstractIn Hong Kong, antibiotic orientated audits have been conducted with respect to (1) the use of paediatric tetracyclines, and (2) ward usage of expensive antibiotics. Consistent with the very high local prevalence of discolouration in the secondary dentition among young persons in the early 1980s, the use of paediatric tetracyclines (sales of liquid formulations) was more than ten-fold greater than the corresponding usage in the UK (inferred from retail prescription surveys). With educational efforts and feedback of such data to doctors, follow-up audits confirm a dramatic reduction in such use of tetracyclines in Hong Kong. A one-month audit of expensive antibiotic administration and dispensing in a single medical ward of Queen Mary Hospital revealed that: (a) much larger amounts of β-lactams were dispensed than administered to patients, and (b) the amount of Unasyn® being given intravenously was probably excessive, considering the good oral bioavailability of this pro-drug. Possible reasons for these anomalies, their expenditure implications and appropriate steps to correct them are discussed.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the Hong Kong Medical Associationen_US
dc.subjectΒ-Lactamsen_US
dc.subjectDrug Auditen_US
dc.subjectExpensive Antibioticsen_US
dc.subjectPaediatric (Liquid) Tetracyclinesen_US
dc.titleDrug audit in Hong Kong with special reference to antibioticsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0027525120en_US
dc.identifier.volume45en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage177en_US
dc.identifier.epage180en_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kongen_US

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