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The Appropriateness of Prescribing Antibiotics in Primary Health Care in Europe with Respect to Antibiotic Resistance (APRES); (EU FP7-HEALTH-2007; Partner)

Projektleitung und Koordination für Österreich: Prof. Dr. Manfred Maier, PD Kathryn Hoffmann, MPH
Projektmitarbeiter:innen: Dr. Gernot Wagner, Paulina Dabrowska

Bacterial resistance against antibiotics is a worldwide concern for public health. If we want to ensure the effectiveness of antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial infections in the long term, restrictive and appropriate use is required. 
More than 90% of antibiotics in Europe are being prescribed to non-hospitalized patients. However, guidelines for prescribing antibiotics to community-dwelling patients are based on the antibiotic resistance pattern measured in hospitalized patients. Since the guidelines are based on insufficient data, there is a need for empirical research.