Survey (Global-PPS) of Hospital Antibiotic Use and Resistance
This first global initiative provides a unique overview of the global burden of antibiotic consumption and resistance rates. Data collected from over 100,000 patients worldwide confirms the strong correlation between antibiotic use and bacterial resistance rates and reveals that:
More than 1 out of 3 hospitalized patients receives antibiotics
Yet diagnostic tests were only performed in 1 out of 3 cases to support the chosen antimicrobial prescription
These findings raise awareness on the urgent need and benefits of setting up Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in hospitals to curb resistance.
They also highlight the significant medical value of in vitro diagnostics and the need for more diagnostic tests and improved antimicrobial prescribing practices in all countries.
- bioMérieux and Antwerp University unveil the final results of the first Global Point Prevalence Survey of antibiotic use and resistance rates in hospitals
- Following the success of the first edition and thanks to bioMérieux’s sponsorship, the Global PPS will be repeated in 2017.