Economic evaluation of appropriate duration of antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of neurosurgical infections in a middle-income country


ULU-KILIC A., Alp E., Cevahir F., Tucer B., Demiraslan H., SELÇUKLU A., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.43, no.1, pp.44-47, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.09.010
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-47
  • Keywords: Antibiotic prophylaxis, Neurosurgical infections, Cost effectiveness, ANTIMICROBIAL PROPHYLAXIS, SURGERY, HOSPITALS

Abstract

Background: Preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis is one of the preventive measures for surgical site infections (SSIs). Very little data about the cost effectiveness of the appropriate duration of antibiotic prophylaxis in low- and middle-income countries are available. We aim to assess the cost effectiveness of the use of antibiotic prophylaxis for <24 hours to prevent neurosurgical infections in a middle-income country, Turkey.