Society, law and economics

Economic analysis of outpatients’ antibiotic consumption in Switzerland
Prof. Dr. oec. publ. Massimo Filippini, Istituto di Finanza, Facoltà di economia, Università della Svizzera italiana, via Giuseppe Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano

Biological terrorism and crisis management in Switzerland – Lessons learned from the anthrax alert and steps ahead
Dr. Jan Metzger, Forschungsstelle für Sicherheitspolitik ETH Zürich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 8092 Zurich

Towards judicious use of antibiotics by doctors and patients
Prof. Dr. Peter Schulz, Institute of Communication and Health, Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano

Prediction and predictability of resistance to antibiotics: Studies based on coupled map lattices
PD. Dr. John Shiner, Bergacher 3, 3325 Hettiswil

Legal implications of antibiotic resistance: Analysis of Swiss legislation and comparative law (D, F, UK)
Prof. Dr. jur. Dominique Sprumont, Institut de droit de la santé, Université de Neuchâtel, Avenue du 1er-Mars 26, 2000 Neuchâtel

Individual decision on antibiotic treatment. A case for utility assessment
Prof. Dr. Dominik Uehlinger, Klinik und Poliklinik für Nephrologie und Hypertonie, Universität Bern, Inselspital, Freiburgstrasse 3, 3010 Bern

Use of antibiotics in Switzerland: Investigation of a monitoring system
MD Giorgio Zanetti, Service of Infectious Diseases and Division of Hospital Preventive Medicine, University Hospital, 46, Bugnon Street 1011 Lausanne