Do Economic Factors Contribute to Development of Drug Resistance: A Study
Anita K.B., Faseela T.S., Ronald A. Roche, Leslie Gomes, Prajna Sharma, Sanchitha Shettigar, Bhavana J.
Nandanvan, Near S.M. KUSHE School,
Karnataka, India -575001
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Aim: To compare the antibiotic sensitivity patterns of the common gram negative organisms which were isolated in a free hospital and a corporate hospital in the same campus, with common ICU facilities.
Design: Retrospective study.
Materials and Methods: Over a period of six months, various clinical specimens from the free and corporate hospitals were studied. The sensitivity pattern of the gram negative isolates were compared. Further, isolates from community acquired urinary tract infections from both the hospitals and also isolates from HAI in the common ICU were studied.
Results: The percentage of resistance among the isolates from the free hospital was significantly lower than that from the corporate hospital. There was no difference in the resistance patterns of the isolates of HAI from the ICU.
Conclusion: The unrestricted use of antibiotics could be a factor which leads to increased antibiotic resistance. So, instituting and implementing an antibiotic policy becomes necessary.
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