Antibiotic consumption

A sentinel network for the evaluation of the antibiotic use is under development for the ambulatory care and has been already set up for the hospital care where the system of surveillance precisely reflected the antibiotic consumption and allowed to analyze in detail and to compare the prescriptions among similar size hospitals and linguistic regions. The use data are supplied yearly in the database anresis.ch, thus becoming an interesting additional tool for the monitoring of the antibiotic resistance.