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Cross-border comparison of antibiotic prescriptions among children and adolescents between the north of the Netherlands and the north-west of Germany

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, April 2016
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Title
Cross-border comparison of antibiotic prescriptions among children and adolescents between the north of the Netherlands and the north-west of Germany
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13756-016-0113-8
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Jan-Willem H. Dik, Bhanu Sinha, Alex W. Friedrich, Jerome R. Lo-Ten-Foe, Ron Hendrix, Robin Köck, Bert Bijker, Maarten J. Postma, Michael H. Freitag, Gerd Glaeske, Falk Hoffmann

Abstract

Antibiotic resistance is a worldwide problem and inappropriate prescriptions are a cause. Especially among children, prescriptions tend to be high. It is unclear how they differ in bordering regions. This study therefore examined the antibiotic prescription prevalence among children in primary care between northern Netherlands and north-west of Germany. Two datasets were used: The Dutch (IADB) comprises representative data of pharmacists in North Netherland and the German (BARMER GEK) includes nationwide health insurance data. Both were filtered using postal codes to define two comparable bordering regions with patients under 18 years for 2010. The proportion of primary care patients receiving at least one antibiotic was lower in northern Netherlands (29.8 %; 95 % confidence interval [95 % CI]: 29.3-30.3), compared to north-west Germany (38.9 %; 95 % CI: 38.2-39.6). Within the respective countries, there were variations ranging from 27.0 to 44.1 % between different areas. Most profound was the difference in second-generation cephalosporins: for German children 25 % of the total prescriptions, while for Dutch children it was less than 0.1 %. This study is the first to compare outpatient antibiotic prescriptions among children in primary care practices in bordering regions of two countries. Large differences were seen within and between the countries, with overall higher prescription prevalence in Germany. Considering increasing cross-border healthcare, these comparisons are highly valuable and help act upon antibiotic resistance in the first line of care in an international approach.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 30 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 23%
Student > Master 4 13%
Researcher 3 10%
Professor 3 10%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 6%
Other 8 26%
Unknown 4 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 29%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 23%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 13%
Computer Science 1 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 4 13%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 October 2021.
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