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Assessing the impact of national antibiotic campaigns in Europe

Filippini, M. ; Ortiz, L. ; Masiero, G.

In: The European Journal of Health Economics, 2013, vol. 14, no. 4, p. 587-599

Università della Svizzera italiana

Assessing the impact of antibiotic policies in Europe

Filippini, M. ; González Ortiz, L. G. ; Masiero, G.

Because of evidence of causal association between antibiotic use and bacterial resistance, the implementation of national policies has emerged as a interesting tool for controlling and reversing bacterial resistance. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of public policies on antibiotic use in Europe using a differences-in-differences approach. Comparable data on systemic...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Small area variations and welfare loss in the use of outpatient antibiotics

Filippini, M ; Masiero, G. ; Moschetti, K.

In: Health Economics, Policy and Law, 2009, vol. 4, no. 1, p. 55-77

Objective: This paper seeks to explain local variations in the use of antibiotics in the community and to assess the welfare loss due to heterogeneous attitudes towards the risk of bacterial resistance. Method: Quarterly data on antibiotic sales from 240 small areas in Switzerland over the course of one year are used. An econometric ad-hoc model with spatial lags is proposed in which the demand...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Dispensing practices and antibiotic use

Filippini, M. ; Masiero, G. ; Moschetti, K.

The regulation on prescribing and dispensing of antibiotics has a double purpose: to enhance access to antibiotic treatment and to reduce the inappropriate use of drugs. Nevertheless, incentives to dispensing physicians may lead to ine¢ ciencies. We sketch a theoretical model of the market for antibiotic treatment and empirically investigate the impact of self-dispensing on the per capita...