JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), November 24, 2004 -
vol. 292, n° 20
Bauraind, I, Lopez-Lozano, J.M., Beyaert, A., Marchal, J.L., Yane, F.,
Goossens, H., Tulkens, P.M., Verbist, L.
Association between antibiotic sales and public campaigns for their
Two public campaigns for more rational use of antibiotics were
organized in Belgium in 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 with a goal of reducing
overuse and misuse of antibiotics in the community. We assessed their
effectiveness with a time-series analysis that examined changes in
antibiotic sales, accounting for the confounding effect of the seasonal
variation of influenza-like illnesses.