Audit of ticarcillan/clavulanate usage in a large teaching hospital

Mackenzie, Fraser D., Pillans, Peter I., Reinhold, Johannes ORCID:, Looke, David F. and Sturtevant, Joanna M. (2006) Audit of ticarcillan/clavulanate usage in a large teaching hospital. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 36 (3). pp. 210-211. ISSN 1445-937X

Full text not available from this repository.


Aim: To assess compliance with ticarcillin/clavulanate prescribing guidelines, appropriateness of prescribing and to identify any patterns of inappropriate use that may aid in improving prescribing. Method: Patients on ticarcillin/clavulanate were prospectively reviewed over an 8-week period. Data collected included: demographics, diagnosis, hospital or community-acquired infection, specific bacteriology, type of treatment, dose, dose quantity, appropriateness of treatment, and compliance with guidelines. Results: 100 patients on ticarcillin/clavulanate were reviewed and 65% were compliant with guidelines. Treatment was considered appropriate in 76% of patients. Non-compliant/inappropriate usage was most commonly observed in community-acquired pneumonia. Conclusion: This audit indicated widespread use of ticarcillin/clavulanate outside hospital prescribing guidelines, although in some cases, use was considered appropriate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pharmacy,pharmacology (medical) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3600/3611
Related URLs:
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 15:31
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 15:30
DOI: 10.1002/j.2055-2335.2006.tb00609.x

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item