Antibiotic use and resistance in Belgium: the impact of two decades of multi-faceted campaigning.

Last updated on 4-1-2021 by Eline Vandael

Peer reviewed scientific article





: To present an overview of almost two decades of multi-faceted campaigning by the Belgian Antibiotic Policy Coordination Committee (BAPCOC) and partners, and its impact on public and prescribers’ awareness, outpatient antibiotic use, its cost and antimicrobial resistance in Belgium.: Awareness of both public and prescribers was assessed through pre- and post-campaign interviews and surveys. Outpatient antibiotic use was evaluated using national reimbursement data expressed in number of defined daily doses and packages (a good proxy for treatments) per 1000 inhabitants per day (DID and PID,…

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