How to measure and monitor antimicrobial consumption and resistance.

  title={How to measure and monitor antimicrobial consumption and resistance.},
  author={Santiago Grau and Germ{\'a}n Bou and Esther Fondevilla and Jordi Nicol{\'a}s and Manuel Rodr{\'i}guez-Maresca and Luis Horacio Mart{\'i}nez-Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica},
  volume={31 Suppl 4},
Collateral damage caused by antibiotic use includes resistance, which could be reduced if the global inappropriate use of antibiotics, especially in low-income countries, could be prevented. Surveillance of antimicrobial consumption can identify and target practice areas for quality improvement, both in the community and in healthcare institutions. The defined daily dose, the usual adult dose of an antimicrobial for treating one patient for one day, has been considered useful for measuring… CONTINUE READING


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