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04 Mar 2013
Data on antimicrobial consumption from EU/EEA countries now available from the ESAC-Net interactive database

A new interactive database allows the display of selected data on antimicrobial consumption in different formats such as tables, maps and figures. The database includes data on antimicrobial consumption in EU Member States from 1997 to 2010 and ECDC will update it every year.

In addition to the database, ECDC also launches the first ESAC-Net report on antimicrobial consumption surveillance in Europe produced under the coordination of the Centre. The report is based on antimicrobial consumption data from the community (primary care sector) and the hospital sector, reported for the year 2010 by 24 EU Member States and two EEA countries (Iceland and Norway) through The European Surveillance System (TESSy).

The report and the interactive database present data for three major categories of antimicrobials:

-       Antibacterials for systemic use (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) group J01)
-       Antimycotics for systemic use and antifungals for systemic use (ATC groups J02 & D01BA)
-       Antivirals for systemic use (ATC group J05)

The European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network (ESAC-Net) is a Europe-wide network of national surveillance systems, coordinated by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) since 1 July 2011. Formerly, it was coordinated, as a project, by the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and funded initially by the European Commission (DG SANCO) and subsequently by ECDC.

ESAC-Net will continue to collect, analyse and report data from EU/EEA countries, both in the community and in the hospital sector, and provide independent reference information on antimicrobial consumption in Europe. Conclusions and interpretation of the results from the interactive database are also available for 2010 from the above-mentioned report and, for previous years, from the ESAC yearbooks that were produced by the University of Antwerp.

ESAC-Net interactive database

 Report 'Surveillance of antimicrobial consumption in Europe, 2010'


Read more:

Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infections Programme
About ESAC-Net:
European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network (ESAC-Net)
About EARS-Net:
Report 'Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe 2011'
European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net)

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