A Point Prevalence Survey on Antibiotic Use in Surgical Practice from Sri Lanka—Making a Case for Antibiotic Stewardship Initiatives

  22 May 2023

Antibiotic misuse is a major driver of antibiotic resistance in developing countries. We aimed to determine the prevalence and patterns of antibiotic use in surgical practice at a tertiary care facility in Sri Lanka with special emphasis on post-acute admission dates. This point prevalence survey was conducted among all surgical inpatients at a tertiary care facility in Sri Lanka from March to April 2022. Data were collected using a questionnaire adapted from the World Health Organization (WHO) methodology for point prevalence survey on antibiotic use in hospitals and global point prevalence survey.

Further reading: Indian Journal of Surgery
Author(s): Hiranya Wijesekara, Jayamali Wekadapola, Thilina Wijethunga, Bandula Samarasinghe, Wasana Kudagammana & Veranja Liyanapathirana
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Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre


JSS University


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