Zhang HL, Bodinayake C, Wijayaratne GB, Jayatissa P, Piyasiri DLB, Kurukulasooriya R, Sheng T, Nagahawatte A, Woods C, Tillekeratne LG. Point-prevalence survey of outpatient antibiotic prescription at a tertiary medical center in Sri Lanka: opportunities to improve prescribing practices for respiratory illnesses. BMC infectious diseases. 2021 Jan 21;21(21). 97 p. PMID: 33478430 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC7818802
Inappropriate antibiotic use is linked to the spread of antimicrobial resistance worldwide, but there are limited systemic data on antibiotic utilization in low- and middle-income countries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and patterns of antibiotic prescription in an ambulatory care setting in Sri Lanka.