Antibiotics and Adverse Events: Doctors, Do No Harm!

Title

Antibiotics and Adverse Events: Doctors, Do No Harm!

Creator

Watkins Richard R

Publisher

Hospital Medicine Alert

Date

2017
2017-12

Description

A retrospective study found that among 1,488 hospitalized patients who received an antibiotic, 298 (20%) experienced at least one antibiotic-associated adverse drug event. Furthermore, 287 (19%) of the antibiotic regimens were not clinically indicated, and 56 (20%) of these were associated with an adverse drug event.

Subject

Length of Stay; Patient Safety; Internal Medicine; Clostridium Infections; Adverse Drug Event; Drug Toxicity; Pruritus; Medical Practice; Evidence-Based; Antibiotics – Therapeutic Use; Antibiotics – Administration and Dosage; Antibiotics – Adverse Effects; Clostridium Infections – Etiology; Hospitalization – Statistics and Numerical Data; Adverse Drug Event – Classification; Adverse Drug Event – Etiology; Adverse Drug Event – Risk Factors; Anaphylaxis – Risk Factors

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1–2

Issue

10

Volume

12

Citation

Watkins Richard R, “Antibiotics and Adverse Events: Doctors, Do No Harm!,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 26, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5795.

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