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Revista Cubana de Farmacia

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ROMERO VIAMONTE, Katherine. Pharmacoeconomic impact of the daily supervision of controlled antibiotic prescription. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2014, vol.48, n.1, pp.55-62. ISSN 0034-7515.

Objective: to assess the effectiveness of the daily revision of the controlled antibiotic prescriptions (included their justified use in the Observation Service) in the increase of assistance quality and in the decrease of hospital costs. Methods: a prospective study of requests of controlled antibiotics received at the Pharmacy Department of "Dr. Agostinho Neto" general teaching hospital in Guantánamo province in the period of May through November 2011. The universe of study was 1 295 patients who were under treatment. Results: Ceftraxione and Ciprofloxacine prescriptions were predominant. The services which used them the most were emergencies and surgery. Seventeen percent of the prescriptions were wrong. Nine percent of treatments were suspended, 6 % was replaced by another antibiotic therapy and the dosage was changed in 2 % of cases. It managed that all the patients in the observation service used this type of medication once the admission criteria to hospital was proven. Conclusions: the implemented method allowed reaching adequate pharmacotherapeutic benefits for the patients and considerably lowering the costs for use of controlled antibiotics.

Keywords : controlled antibiotics; prescription; use of antibiotics.

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