Antimicrobial agents in human medicine

The European Commission has recently published a report on the prudent use of antimicrobial agents in human medicine based on questionnaires completed by EU and EEA member states in 2015.

20 out of the 29 countries providing information had a strategy to promote prudent use and contain antimicrobial resistance (AMR), 6 were in the process of developing strategies and 3 had neither an AMR strategy nor a plan to create one.

In most countries action plans included measures regarding surveillance, prudent use, information and education along with detection and control of outbreaks and the use of rapid diagnostic tests. Nursing homes and long term care facilities were covered by 14 out of the 21 action plans.

Download the full report on antimicrobial agents in human medicine from the ec.europa.eu website