Antibiotic prescribing in inpatient and outpatient settings in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis study

  18 January 2021

Antibiotic prescribing is common worldwide. There are several original studies about antibiotic prescribing in the healthcare setting of Iran reporting different levels of prescribing. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the prevalence of antibiotic prescribing in both inpatient and outpatient settings in Iran, an example of a developing country.

Prevalence of antibiotic prescribing in Iran is high. Our findings highlight the need for urgent action to improve prescription practices. It seems that developing a national plan to improve antibiotic prescribing is necessary.

 

Author(s): Ehsan Nabovati, Zhila TaherZadeh, Saeid Eslami, Ameen Abu-Hanna & Reza Abbasi
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