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Higher antibiotics prescription prevalence in Germany

18 May 2016

Antibiotic resistance is a worldwide problem and inappropriate prescriptions are a cause. Especially among children, prescriptions tend to be high. Researchers of the Department of Medical Microbiology of UMCG and the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy (PharmacoTherapy, -Epidemiology & -Economics) of the University of Groningen examined the antibiotic prescription prevalence among children in primary care between northern Netherlands and north-west of Germany. Large differences were seen within and between the countries, with overall higher prescription prevalence in Germany. Considering increasing cross-border healthcare, these comparisons are highly valuable and help act upon antibiotic resistance in the first line of care in an international approach.

An article on this research was published in the scientific journal Antimicrobial resistance & Infection Control.
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