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SOCIOCULTURAL PERSPECTIVE ON OUTPATIENT ANTIBIOTIC USE AND PREVALENCE OF ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT PNEUMOCOCCI: A COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO LARGE EUROPEAN COUNTRIESHarbarth S,Albrich W, Brun-Buisson CUniv. of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland; Emory Univ., Atlanta, USA; Univ. Hospital Henri Mondor, Créteil, France
A computer-based literature review was undertaken using the MEDLINE database from 1980 to the present. This extended search included articles about differences in economic and sociocultural determinants (e.g., perception of illness, societal background of pharmaceutical consumption).
Papers in English, German and French were reviewed.
PROPORTION OF RESISTANT ISOLATES
Antibiotic overuse and misuse
Harbarth et al, Emerg Infect Dis 2002; 8: 1460-1467
online available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/