The incidence and patterns of and factors associated with inappropriate antibiotic use were studied in a tertiary care center in Thailand. The incidence of inappropriate antibiotic use was 25%. Admission to the surgical department (adjusted odds ratio, 2.0; P = .02) and to the obstetrics and gynecology department (adjusted odds ratio, 2.0; P = .03) were associated with inappropriate antibiotic use, whereas consultation with an infectious diseases specialist was protective against inappropriate antibiotic use (adjusted odds ratio, 0.15; P = .01).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-420
Number of pages5
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2006


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