Appropriateness of Surgical Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Practices in Australia.

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Summary of "Appropriateness of Surgical Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Practices in Australia."

Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP) is a common indication for antibiotic use in hospitals and is associated with high rates of inappropriateness.


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Name: JAMA network open
ISSN: 2574-3805
Pages: e1915003


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Use of antibiotics before, during, or after a diagnostic, therapeutic, or surgical procedure to prevent infectious complications.

Preliminary administration of a drug preceding a diagnostic, therapeutic, or surgical procedure. The commonest types of premedication are antibiotics (ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS) and anti-anxiety agents. It does not include PREANESTHETIC MEDICATION.

Territory in north central Australia, between the states of Queensland and Western Australia. Its capital is Darwin.

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