Doctors will have help to better prescribe antibiotics

The plan should start later this year, in order to include winter and the infections associated with it.

THE Lisbon and Tagus Valley Regional Health Administration will implement a program that provides for the analysis of all prescriptions for antibiotics dispensed in pharmacies that have been prescribed in the emergency departments of public and private hospitalsbut also sharing the results and necessary repairs with the teams at the health centres, outpatient clinics and the emergency services themselves.

The goal seems to be decode the origin of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. “Most antibiotics are prescribed in the outpatient clinic, where most resistance also begins, where most resistance also begins, which ends up becoming refine in hospitals“, explained Carlos Palos, responsible for the initiative, to Expresso.

The plan should start later this year, in order to include winter and the infections associated with it, and emerged within the framework of the World Antibiotic Week of the World Health Organization. It will be another attempt to scrutinize the use of antibiotics in hospitals, with infection control and support in the prescription of antibiotics. In this new effort, a follow-up reinforcement in primary care, which already have programs to control infections and antibiotics.

“All Groupings of Health Centers already have programsthe doctors, one or two, appointed will analyze the information together with the pharmacists, share the data, carry out the evaluation, promote training activities…”, explained Carlos Palos to the same source.

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