[Antibiotic therapy in hospital, oral versus intravenous treatment]

Saeterdal I, Akselsen PE, Berild D, Harboe I, Odgaard-Jensen J, Reinertsen E, Vist GE, Klemp M
Record ID 32010001796
English, Norwegian
Authors' objectives:

To determine if efficacy differs between oral and intravenous antibiotic treatment of infectious diseases in large and important groups of patients.

Authors' recommendations: The documentation provides no basis for determining whether there is difference in efficacy and side effects of oral versus intravenous administration of antibiotics. This does not mean that there are no differences in the administration route, but the results are too uncertain for us to draw conclusions about this. The report reveals the lack of high quality documentation when it comes to oral versus intravenous antibiotic use. We need more and better research for the large patient groups. Since the use of antibiotics and resistance conditions in Norway still differ somewhat from countries outside the Nordic region, there is a need for studies that are carried out in Norway or Scandinavia.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Norway
MeSH Terms
  • Administration, Oral
  • Injections, Intravenous
Organisation Name: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Contact Address: Universitetsgata 2, Postbox 7004 St. Olavs plass, NO-0310 Oslo NORWAY. Tel: +47 23 25 50 00; Fax: +47 23 25 50 10;
Contact Name: Berit.Morland@nokc.no, dagny.fredheim@nokc.no
Contact Email: Berit.Morland@nokc.no, dagny.fredheim@nokc.no
Copyright: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC)
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