Systemic antifungal drug use in Belgium-One of the biggest antifungal consumers in Europe.

Last updated on 8-10-2019 by Wesley Van Dessel

Peer reviewed scientific article




BACKGROUND: Reports on the consumption of systemic antifungal drugs on a national level are scarce although of high interest to compare trends and the associated epidemiology in other countries and to assess the need for antifungal stewardship programmes. OBJECTIVES: To estimate patterns of Belgian inpatient and outpatient antifungal use and provide reference data for other countries. METHODS: Consumption records of antifungals were collected in Belgian hospitals between 2003 and 2016. Primary healthcare data were available for the azoles for the period 2010-2016. RESULTS: The majo…

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