A systematic review of antibiotic utilization in China

Xiaoxv Yin, Fujian Song, Yanhong Gong, Xiaochen Tu, Yunxia Wang, Shiyi Cao, Junan Liu, Zuxun Lu

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Reliable data about antibiotic utilization in the large pharmaceutical market of the world's most populous country, the People's Republic of China, are in short supply. Although many primary studies have investigated the use of antibiotics in China, most of the relevant studies were published in the Chinese language. This systematic review aims to summarize reported percentages of outpatient encounters resulting in the prescription of antibiotics in China.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2445-2452
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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