A comparison of antibiotic prescribing indicators and medicines management scoring in secondary care

C. Curtis, C.A. Langley, J.F. Marriott, K.A. Wilson

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract


- Robust prescribing indicators analogous to those used in primary care are not available currently in NHS hospital trusts
- The Department of Health has recently implemented a scheme for self-assessment scoring medicines management processes (maximum 23) in NHS hospitals
- There is no clear relationship between average values for two antibiotic prescribing indicators obtained in ten NHS hospital trusts in the West Midlands
- There is no clear relationship between either indicator value and the corresponding self-assessment medicines management score
- This study highlights the difficulties involved in assessing the medicines management processes in NHS hospitals; better medicines management evaluation systems are needed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R54
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003
EventBritish Pharmaceutcal Conference 2003 - Harrogate, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Sep 200317 Sep 2003


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