Evaluation of more than one billion outpatient prescriptions and eight-year trend showing a remarkable reduction in antibiotic prescription in Turkey: A success model of governmental interventions at national level

Aksoy M., Isli F., Kadi E., Varimli D., Gursoz H., Tolunay T., ...More

PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, vol.30, no.9, pp.1242-1249, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pds.5311
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, BIOSIS, EMBASE, Environment Index, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1242-1249
  • Keywords: antibiotic usage, antibiotics, electronic system, intervention, prescription, RESPIRATORY-TRACT INFECTIONS, EASTERN-EUROPE, CONSUMPTION, PATTERN
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: To present the antibiotic prescription trend between 2011-2018 at primary healthcare in Turkey in order to evaluate the effects of interventions at national level for providing rational prescription of antibiotics.