Self-medication with Antimicrobial Drugs in Europe

@article{Grigoryan2006SelfmedicationWA,
  title={Self-medication with Antimicrobial Drugs in Europe},
  author={Larissa Grigoryan and Flora M. Haaijer-Ruskamp and Johannes Burgerhof and Reli Mechtler and Reginald Deschepper and Arjana Tambić-Andrašević and Retnosari Andrajati and Dominique L. Monnet and Robert J. Cunney and Antonella Di Matteo and Hana Edelstein and Rolanda Valintėlienė and Ala’a Alkerwi and Elizabeth Anne Scicluna and Paweł Grzesiowski and A Bara and Thomas Tesar and Milan {\vC}i{\vz}man and José Campos and Cecilia St{\aa}lsby Lundborg and J. A. Birkin},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={452 - 459}
}
We surveyed the populations of 19 European countries to compare the prevalence of antimicrobial drug self-medication in the previous 12 months and intended self-medication and storage and to identify the associated demographic characteristics. [] Key Method By using a multistage sampling design, 1,000-3,000 adults in each country were randomly selected. The prevalence of actual self-medication varied from 1 to 210 per 1,000 and intended self-medication from 73 to 449 per 1,000; both rates were high in…

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