Use of antibiotics in selected tertiary and primary level health care centers of Bangladesh

  • Abdullah Akhtar Ahmed Department of Microbiology of Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Shariful Alam Jilani Department of Microbiology of Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Osul Ahmed Chowdhury Sylhet Osmani Medical College, Sylhet
  • KM Shahidul Islam Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Akram Hossian Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh
  • Md Jahangir Alam Sher-e-Bangla Medical College, Barisal
  • Md Abdullah Siddique Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi
  • Lovely Barai BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Fahmida Rahman Department of Microbiology of Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • J Ashraful Haq Department of Microbiology of Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka

Abstract

A cross sectional study was conducted in inpatient department of seven primary level hospitals care centers (PLHCs) and six tertiary level hospitals (TLHs) of the country. Total 2058 hospitalized patients were interviewed over a six month period from October 2012. Most of the patients (85.9% in TLH and 100% in PLH) were prescribed with antibiotics at the time of admission. Only 6.4% patients of TLHs treated with antibiotic had culture proven infection and rest of the patient of TLH and all the patients of PLH were treated with antibiotic empirically. Top prescribed antibiotic was ceftriaxone (39.64% in TLH, 59.64% in PLH). Parenteral route of antibiotic administration was preferred for both at TLHs and PLHCs (63.3% and 76.9%). The results of the present study indicated that antibiotics were widely and inappropriately used without following standard guidelines or based on any rationality. This is an alarming situation, and needs to be addressed by the relevant authority to save the people from growing antibiotic resistance.

Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2015; 9(2): 42-44

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Abdullah Akhtar Ahmed, Department of Microbiology of Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka


Published
2016-07-21
How to Cite
Ahmed, A., Jilani, M. S., Chowdhury, O., Islam, K., Hossian, M. A., Alam, M. J., Siddique, M. A., Barai, L., Rahman, F., & Haq, J. (2016). Use of antibiotics in selected tertiary and primary level health care centers of Bangladesh. Ibrahim Medical College Journal, 9(2), 42-44. https://doi.org/10.3329/imcj.v9i2.28852
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