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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

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...