EU scientific opinion: how to assess progress on reduction of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial consumption


26 October 2017 - ECDC, EFSA & EMA recommend set of indicators to measure progress in EU Member States.

A set of indicators will assist European Union (EU) Member States to assess their progress in reducing the use of antimicrobials and combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). These indicators have been established by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and ControlExternal link icon (ECDC), following a request from the European CommissionExternal link icon.

The indicators address both the human and animal sectors and they reflect antimicrobial consumption and antimicrobial resistance in the community, in hospitals and in food-producing animals. The indicators are based on data already gathered through existing EU monitoring networks.

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