A comparison of antibiotic prescribing indicators and medicines management scoring in secondary care

Curtis, C.; Langley, C.A.; Marriott, J.F. and Wilson, K.A. (2003). A comparison of antibiotic prescribing indicators and medicines management scoring in secondary care. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 11 (S1), R54.

Abstract

Poster: - Robust prescribing indicators analogous to those used in primary care are not available currently in NHS hospital trusts - The Department of Health has recently implemented a scheme for self-assessment scoring medicines management processes (maximum 23) in NHS hospitals - There is no clear relationship between average values for two antibiotic prescribing indicators obtained in ten NHS hospital trusts in the West Midlands - There is no clear relationship between either indicator value and the corresponding self-assessment medicines management score - This study highlights the difficulties involved in assessing the medicines management processes in NHS hospitals; better medicines management evaluation systems are needed

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1211/096176703777341345
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Pharmacy
Published Date: 2003-09

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