Antibiotic prescribing and expenditures in outpatient paediatrics in Greece, 2010-13

Kourlaba G, Kourkouni E, Spyridis N, Gerber JS, Kopsidas J, Mougkou K, Lourida A, Zaoutis TE. J Antimicrob Chemother.

2015 Aug;70(8):2405-8. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkv091. Epub 2015 Apr 16.

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to provide a nationally representative analysis of antibiotic prescribing in outpatient paediatrics and to assess overall and class-specific antibiotic costs in Greece.

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Assessment of hand hygiene resources and practices at the 2 children's hospitals in Greece

Kouni S, Kourlaba G, Mougkou K, Maroudi S, Chavela B, Nteli C, Lourida A, Spyridis N, Zaoutis T, Coffin S. Pediatr Infect Dis J.

2014 Oct;33(10):e247-51. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000376.

BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene (HH) is the most effective way to prevent health care-associated infections and the spread of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. The aim of our study was to assess the existing HH resources and current HH practices at 2 hospitals in Athens, Greece.

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