Category Archives: Drug use

Drug use evaluation: METHODS(1)

The DUE protocol was prepared in November 1999 and submitted to the Ottawa Hospital Research Ethics Board for review and approval. Data collection was conducted in January and February 2000 by a registered nurse specially trained for that purpose.

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Drug use evaluation of oral antibiotics prescribed in the ambulatory care settings in the Canadian armed forces

Drug use evaluation of oral antibioticsAntibiotics are frequently used in the ambulatory care environment. Inappropriate use not only can lead to subopti-mal clinical and economic outcomes, but may also lead to the emergence of resistance . It is important to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics because this may delay and prevent the emergence of antibiotic resistance . Development of strategies aimed at reducing inappropriate antibiotic use, in particular, the instituting practice guidelines and policies has been recommended. An important component of these programs is the education of health care providers.

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