National cultural dimensions as drivers of inappropriate ambulatory care consumption of antibiotics in Europe and their relevance to awareness campaigns.

@article{Borg2012NationalCD,
  title={National cultural dimensions as drivers of inappropriate ambulatory care consumption of antibiotics in Europe and their relevance to awareness campaigns.},
  author={Michael A. Borg},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={763-7}
}
OBJECTIVES European countries exhibit significant geographical differences in antibiotic consumption per capita within ambulatory care, especially inappropriate use for colds/flu/sore throat (CFSt). One potential explanation could be national cultural differences resulting in varying perceptions and, therefore, influences. METHODS Publicly available data on the proportions of respondents in the 2009 Eurobarometer survey who had taken antibiotics for CFSt were tested for association against… CONTINUE READING
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