Impact of a focused antimicrobial stewardship program in adherence to antibiotic prophylaxis and antimicrobial consumption in appendectomies

Antibiotic use in appendectomy constitutes a fundamental practice to achieve the clinical outcomes and the prevention of surgical site infection. A prospective interventional study was performed in a community hospital from January 2013 to December 2015 with the aim of determining the effect of a focused antimicrobial stewardship program in the compliance with antibiotic prophylaxis and the antimicrobial consumption in appendectomies.

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