Antibiotic Prescribing Among Patients with Severe Infectious Diseases in Two Private Sector Hospitals in Central India – A Time Series Analysis Over 10 years

This study analyzed the antibiotic prescribing practices between 2008 and 2017 in a teaching (TH) and a non-teaching (NTH) hospital.  These hospitals were chosen to be representative of hospitals in low- and middle-income countries.  This study compared the antibiotic prescribing for severe infectious indications for which empiric antibiotic treatment is recommended.

Prevalence and Outcomes of Infection Among Patients in Intensive Care Units in 2017

This article documents the findings from a 24-hour point prevalence study conducted at 1150 centers in 88 countries on September 13, 2017. The study found 54% of patients in the ICU had suspected or proven infection; 70% of all patients were receiving at least 1 antibiotic (prophylactic or therapeutic). The hospital mortality was 30% in patients with proven or suspected infection.