43 Measuring Antimicrobial Use

Friday, March 19, 2010: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Centennial I-II (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 1.50
Type: Oral
Summary: While other developed countries are able to assess antimicrobial use, data have not been generally available in the US. Additionally, the best metrics for measuring antimicrobial use remain controversial. This session will explore the approaches to obtaining use data in the EU, as well as the potential for using this information to guide appropriate utilization.
Learning Objectives:
Co-Organized by:
Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP)
David Schwartz, MD and Melinda Nehauser, PharmD
2:00 PM
Using Economic Principles to Guide Appropriate Use of Antimicrobials
Ramanan Laxminarayan, PhD, MPH, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP)
2:30 PM
Using Point Prevalence Surveys to Measure Antimicrobial Use: The EU Model
Herman Goossens, MD, PhD, University Hospital of Antwerp
3:00 PM
Can Benchmarking Be Used to Improve Antimicrobial Use?
Ronald Polk, PharmD, Virginia Commonwealth University