Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Antibiotic-prescribing and antibiotic-resistance patterns among elderly citizens residing in two Nordic regions
Univ Copenhagen, Denmark.
Univ Copenhagen, Denmark.
Linköping University, Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, Division of Prevention, Rehabilitation and Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Futurum, Reg Jonkoping Cty, Linkoping, Sweden; Lund Univ, Sweden.
Skane Reg, Sweden; Lund Univ, Sweden.
Show others and affiliations
2020 (English)In: Infectious Diseases, ISSN 2374-4235, E-ISSN 2374-4243Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Objective: The objective of this study was to compare antibiotic-prescribing rates in 2016 and antibiotic-resistance rates in 2017 among citizens aged amp;gt;= 85 years between the Capital Region in Denmark and the Skane Region in Sweden, with regards to overall antibiotic use and antibiotics of choice for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). Methods: Inhabitants amp;gt;= 85 year old on the date of prescription during 2016 and residing in the Capital Region or the Skane Region were included for antibiotic-prescription analyses. Samples from 2017 from residents of the same regions who were amp;gt;= 85 years old were included for antibiotic-resistance analyses. Antimicrobial use was determined according to the drugs of choice for UTIs and SSTIs in Denmark and Sweden. Students t-tests were used to compare antibiotic prescribing while a Chi-Squared test was performed to compare antibiotic resistance. Results: There was a significantly higher overall prescription rate among citizens amp;gt;= 85 years in the Capital Region than in the Skane Region. The same pattern was evident for the antibiotics of choice for UTIs and SSTIs except for clindamycin. Antibiotic resistance against all antibiotics included was more prominent in the Capital Region than in the Skane Region. Conclusion: Considerable variation in antibiotic prescribing and resistance exists among elderly citizens between these two adjacent Nordic regions. Information and reflection on current practices and resistance patterns may direct attention towards antimicrobial stewardship as a higher priority and may help inform and motivate prescribing behaviours.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2020.
Keywords [en]
Urinary tract infection; skin and soft tissue infections; elderly; antibiotic prescription; antibiotic resistance
National Category
Infectious Medicine
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-163398DOI: 10.1080/23744235.2019.1711159ISI: 000506547700001PubMedID: 31924124OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-163398DiVA, id: diva2:1391411
Note

Funding Agencies|Scandinavian Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Foundation [SLS-690661]

Available from: 2020-02-04 Created: 2020-02-04 Last updated: 2020-02-24

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hedin, Katarina
By organisation
Division of Prevention, Rehabilitation and Community MedicineFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
In the same journal
Infectious Diseases
Infectious Medicine

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 47 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf