National survey of antimicrobial stewardship programs in Thailand.

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National survey of antimicrobial stewardship programs in Thailand.

Am J Infect Control. 2013 Jan;41(1):86-8

Authors: Khawcharoenporn T, Apisarnthanarak A, Mundy LM

Abstract
A national survey was conducted to assess antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) in Thailand. Of the 204 participating hospitals, 144 (71%) had an ASP, with varying uptake of drug utilization evaluations (n = 73; 51%) and ASP computer systems (n = 71; 49%). Implementation of an ASP was associated with medical school affiliation (P < 0.001), participation in a collaborative program to prevent health care-associated infections (P < 0.001), high institutional safety scores (P = 0.02), and good to excellent administrative support (P = 0.04).

PMID: 22727247 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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