European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

07 Jul: New study by WHO Europe and ECDC examines variations in antibiotic consumption in European countries between 2014 and 2018

(Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control)

A new study by the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe (WHO Europe) and ECDC examines variations in antibiotic consumption in European countries between 2014 and 2018.

The study focuses on data from 30 EU/EEA countries of the European Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption Network (ESAC-Net) and 15 countries of the WHO Europe Antimicrobial Medicines Consumption (AMC) Network, and aimed at examining the total consumption and patterns of consumption of antibiotics, i.e. antibacterials for systemic use (ATCa group J01), in defined daily doses (DDDa) per 1 000 inhabitants per day, the relative …