Antimicrobial prescribing by Belgian dentists in ambulatory care, from 2010 to 2016.

Last updated on 6-12-2019 by Eline Vandael

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Abstract:

OBJECTIVES: To describe antimicrobial prescribing by Belgian dentists in ambulatory care, from 2010 until 2016. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Reimbursement data from the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance were analysed to evaluate antimicrobial prescribing (WHO ATC-codes J01/P01AB). Utilisation was expressed in defined daily doses (DDDs), and in DDDs and packages per 1000 inhabitants per day (DID and PID, respectively). Additionally, the number of DDD and packages per prescriber was calculated. RESULTS: In 2016, the dentistry-related prescribing rate of â€˜Antibacte…

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