Università della Svizzera italiana

Socioeconomic determinants of regional differences in outpatient antibiotic consumption : evidence from Switzerland

Filippini, Massimo ; Masiero, Giuliano ; Moschetti, Karine

In: Health Policy, 2006, vol. 78, no. 1, p. 77-92

This paper investigates the determinants of regional variations in outpatient antibiotic consumption using Swiss data. The analysis contributes to the debate on appropriate antibiotic use by improving the understanding of its determinants, and may help to define more effective health care policies to reduce the resistance phenomenon. Findings suggest that Switzerland exhibits relatively low...