Journal article

Factors associated with antimicrobial choice for surgical prophylaxis in Australia

Courtney Ierano, Karin Thursky, Trisha Peel, Sonia Koning, Rod James, Sandra Johnson, Lisa Hall, Leon J Worth, Caroline Marshall

JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2020

Abstract

Abstract Background Cefazolin is the most commonly recommended antimicrobial for surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP). However, the Australian Surgical National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey revealed a wide range of antimicrobials prescribed for SAP. Inappropriate use of broad-spectrum antimicrobials is associated with increased patient harm and is a posited driver for antimicrobial resistance. Objectives To describe patient, hospital and surgical factors that are associated with appropriateness of the top five prescribed antimicrobials/antimicrobial classes for proc..

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