Università della Svizzera italiana

Essays on outpatient antibiotic consumption

Gonzalez Ortiz, Laura Guadalupe ; Filippini, Massimo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2011 ; 2011ECO011.

Inappropriate use of antibiotic leads to the development of bacterial resistance, which undermines antibiotic effectiveness and increases the cost for society. The aim of this thesis is to investigate economic aspects of antibiotic consumption in the community. The research is divided in three essays. In the first essay we focus on determinants of antibiotic use in Italy and the spillover...