Università della Svizzera italiana

Socioeconomic determinants of outpatient antibiotic use in Europe

Masiero, Giuliano ; Filippini, Massimo ; Ferech, Matus ; Goossens, Herman

In: International Journal of Public Health, 2010, vol. 55, no. 5, p. 469–478

Objectives: Outpatient antibiotic consumption widely varies across Europe. The investigation of the causes of such variation may help to identify interventions that would improve the efficient use of antibiotics. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of socioeconomic determinants and the role played by information about bacterial resistance. Methods: Comparable data on systemically...