Development of antibiotic classification for measuring antibiotic usage in Korean hospitals using a modified Delphi method

The Korean Society of Infectious Diseases, The Korean Society for Antimicrobial Therapy, Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service

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Abstract

In 2019, a project designed to develop a system for measuring and comparing antibiotic usage in hospitals was launched in Korea. As part of this project, we developed a means to classify antibiotic usage in Korean hospitals using a modified Delphi method. In results, the following categories of antibiotic classification were accepted for use in Korean hospitals: 1) broad-spectrum antibacterial agents predominantly used for hospital-onset infections in adults, 2) broad-spectrum antibacterial agents predominantly used for community-acquired infections in adults, 3) antibacterial agents predominantly used for resistant gram-positive infections in adults, 4) narrow-spectrum beta-lactam agents in adults, 5) antibacterial agents predominantly used for extensive antibiotic resistant gram-negative bacteria in adults, and 6) total antibacterial agents.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere241
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Volume35
Issue number30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug

Keywords

  • Antibiotics
  • Hospitals
  • Korea
  • Measurement
  • Stewardship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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