International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 7 (2020)

to obtain information about prescribing pattern of antibiotics: A prospective hospital based observational study


Dr. Manju Kumari, Dr. Abhiranjan Prasad, Dr. Rohit Kumar Singh

Objective: To obtain information about prescribing pattern of antibiotics in the tertiary care hospital. Methods: The present prospective hospital based observational study was conducted among patients admitted to inpatient department of General Surgery, Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital, Gaya, Bihar, India. Patients above 18 years of either sex were included in the study. Results: A total of 138 prescriptions were studied. Mean age of the study population was 38.16 years. Mean number of medicines prescribed per prescription was 4.69 and mean number of antibiotics per prescription was 2.18. Conclusion: Cephalosporin was the preferred or most prescribed choice of drug for prophylaxis followed by penicillin’s. Our study brings to the fore some common but serious lapses in antibiotic prescription patterns and emphasizes the need for proper and appropriate use of antibiotics
Pages : 95-97