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Pharmacy World and Science

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 39–40 | Cite as

Outpatient use of systemic antibiotics in Croatia

  • M. FerechEmail author
  • A. Andrasevic
  • S. Coenen
  • I. Francetic
  • H. Goossens
  • ESAC Project Group
Letter to the Editor

Abstract

According to the results of the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption (ESAC), outpatient antibiotic use in Croatia in 2001 (17.6 DDD per 1000 inhabitants per day) was comparable to the median use of 24 European countries, which were able to deliver valid data.

Keywords

Antibiotics Croatia Drug utilisation Outpatient care 

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Copyright information

© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ferech
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Andrasevic
    • 2
  • S. Coenen
    • 1
  • I. Francetic
    • 2
  • H. Goossens
    • 1
  • ESAC Project Group
  1. 1.University of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.University Hospital for Infectious DiseasesZagrebCroatia

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