ECDC publishes reports on antibiotics/antimicrobials
19 November 2019
On 18 November 2019, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published three reports relating to antimicrobials and antibiotics.
- Surveillance of antimicrobial consumption in the EU/EEA – This report shows that in 2018, the average total consumption of antibacterials for systemic use in the EU/EEA was 20.1 Defined Daily Dose (DDD) per 1, 000 inhabitants per day. During the period 2009–2018, no statistically significant change was observed for the EU/EEA overall.
- Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Europe 2018 - The results presented in this report are based on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data from invasive isolates reported to the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) by 30 EU and EEA countries in 2019 (data referring to 2018), and on trend analyses of data reported by the participating countries for the period 2015 to 2018.
- Survey of healthcare workers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviours on antibiotics, antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in the EU/EEA - This report presents the results of the first multi-country and multi-professional study on the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of healthcare workers regarding antibiotics, antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance across 30 EU/EEA countries.
Source: ECDC, 18 November 2019