Antibiotic prescribing in paediatric populations: a comparison between Viareggio, Italy and Funen, Denmark

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Gaia Lusini, Francesco Lapi, Benocci Sara, Alfredo Vannacci, Alessandro Mugelli, Jakob Kragstrup, Lars Bjerrum

High rates of antibiotic prescribing in paediatric populations represent a major issue because of the problem of antibiotic resistance. North European countries reported an appropriate use of antibiotics in general population; few studies on this issue have been conducted until now, especially in Italy. Therefore a comparison concerning paediatric antibiotic prescribing rates between an Italian administrative area in Tuscany (Viareggio) and the county of Funen (Denmark) was conducted.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume19
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)434-8
Number of pages5
ISSN1101-1262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

    Research areas

  • Adolescent, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Child, Child, Preschool, Databases as Topic, Denmark, Drug Prescriptions, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Italy, Pediatrics, Young Adult

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