Improving and maintaining adherence with hospital antibiotic policies: A strategy for success

G. Conlon, M.A. Aldeyab, J.C. McElnay, M.G. Scott, F.A. Magee, E Davies, D. Gill, F.W. Darwish Elhajji, S.M. Elshibly, M.P. Kearney

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-89
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Jan 2011

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Correspondence Address: Aldeyab, M.A.; Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT9 7BL, United Kingdom; email: [email protected]

Chemicals/CAS: Anti-Bacterial Agents

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  • antibiotic therapy
  • clinical practice
  • drug use
  • health care personnel
  • hospital policy
  • human
  • letter
  • lower respiratory tract infection
  • patient compliance
  • practice guideline
  • prescription
  • urinary tract infection
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Drug Utilization
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Organizational Policy
  • Pharmacists

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