The Antibiotic Resistance and Prescribing in European Children Project
Ann Versporten, Mike Sharland, Julia Bielicki, Nico Drapier, Vanessa Vankerckhoven, Herman Goossens
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2013
BACKGROUND: The neonatal and pediatric antimicrobial point prevalence survey (PPS) of the Antibiotic Resistance and Prescribing in European Children project (http://www.arpecproject.eu/) aims to standardize a method for surveillance of antimicrobial use in children and neonates admitted to the hospital within Europe. This article describes the audit criteria used and reports overall country-specific proportions of antimicrobial use. An analytical review presents methodologies on antimicrobial use. METHODS: A 1-day PPS on antimicrobial use in hospitalized children was organized in September 2011, using a previously validated and standardized method. The survey included all inpatient pediatric..View full abstract
The ARPEC project was cofunded by the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) through the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (http://ec.europa.eu/eahc/). The authors have no other funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.