Antibiotic prescribing patterns at children’s outpatient departments of primary care institutions in Southwest China

Wenju Wang, Shitao Yu, Xunrong Zhou, Lei Wang, Xun He, Hanni Zhou & Yue Chang
Abstract Background Inappropriate use of antibiotics in children is common in many countries. The purpose of the study was to explore patterns of antibiotic prescribing in children’s outpatient clinics in primary care institutions in a province of southwest China. Methods We obtained electronic prescription data from 75 primary care institutions in Guizhou province in 2020. The classification of incorrect spectrum of antibiotics, unnecessary use and combined use of antibiotics was based on the Guiding Principle...
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