Fortis Hospitals, wins gold for reducing use of antibiotics, at The Asian Hospital Management

Mr Manish Mattoo, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospitals

Bangalore, December 29, 2016: Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, received a GOLD Award at Asian Hospital Management Awards (AHMA) for its “Mission AAA (Avoid Antibiotic Abuse)" under Physician Leadership Program. The award ceremony was held at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on September 8, 2016.

The initiative that was started in 2014 has helped in decreasing mortality rate and duration of the patients stay in ICU which has resulted in quick recovery and decrease hospital expenses. The Asian Hospital Management Awards (AHMA) recognises and honours hospitals in Asia that implement best practices.

The mission AAA “Avoid Antibiotics Abuse” is aimed at the prevention anddelay of emergence of antimicrobial resistance with favourable clinicaloutcomes. The mission has been and is driven by the AMS working group whichincludes the Intensivists, Microbiologist and Clinical Pharmacists inconjunction with Quality and Patient Safety. AAA mission was implemented in themedical ICU over 2 years (2014-2016) by adopting Best Antimicrobial StewardshipPractices such as optimal selection, dosing and duration of the use ofantimicrobials used for Empiric therapy and Surgical prophylaxis. Severalfavourable clinical and Microbiological outcomes were achieved such as decreasein mortality and duration of ICU stay and conversion of resistant microbes intomore susceptible strains.

AHMA is part of the Hospital Management Asia (HMA) conference, an annualregional event attended by owners of various hospitals, C-level executives,directors, clinicians and healthcare leaders. They get an insights on worldwidehealthcare management thinking, best practices and solutions during theconference.

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