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Convergence Research on Periodic Changes in the Quality Assessment of Surgical Prophylactic Antibiotics
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 6,  2016, pp.325-333
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.6.325
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Convergence Research on Periodic Changes in the Quality Assessment of Surgical Prophylactic Antibiotics
Yang, Sae-Yie; Kim, Kwang-Hwan;
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This study was conducted to provide the base line for the use of prophylactic antibiotics and the standard of antibiotic use and the evaluation based on analysis of current use, quality assessment and periodic changes of prophylactic antibiotics in a university hospital. We chose the year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2014 as the study periods since the primary evaluation on the first year of implementation in 2007. For this study, healthcare benefit quality assessment data from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service was used. We analyzed the differences each year of treatment period; one category for initial treatment timing, three categories for selecting antibiotics, and two categories for the length of treatment from multiple evaluation indices of gastric surgeries, colorectal surgeries, and cholecystectomy. The analysis revealed the followings: Regarding length of antibiotics treatment, total days of treatment decreased down to 1.5, 1.5, and 0.6 days in the year 2014, from 13.5, 12.8, and 6.9 days in the year 2007, for gastric surgeries, colorectal surgeries, and cholecystectomy. Based on these outcomes, the efforts to devise efficient delivery and distribution of the recommendations or indices which medical staff could adhere for quality improvement of the prophylactic antibiotics would be necessary. Also implementing monitoring system to help the hospitals to acknowledge their own faults may be helpful.
Prophylactic antibiotics;Healthcare claims quality assessment;Length of antibiotics treatment;Surgical site infection;Medical quality management;
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