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European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

, Volume 72, Issue 2, pp 249–252 | Cite as

Adoption of a national antimicrobial guide (SWAB-ID) in the Netherlands

  • Emelie C. SchutsEmail author
  • Caroline M. van den Bosch
  • Inge C. Gyssens
  • Bart-Jan Kullberg
  • Maurine A. Leverstein-van Hall
  • Stephanie Natsch
  • Fre Sebens
  • Martha B. Adams
  • Richard Drew
  • Jan M. PrinsEmail author
Letter to the Editor

The World Health Organization (WHO) has signaled the emergence of antimicrobial resistance as a major health threat for the coming decade. To help contain antimicrobial resistance, better use of current agents is essential and a decrease in inappropriate use of antibiotics is imperative [1, 2]. A major strategy being advocated as part of the efforts to control antimicrobial resistance is antimicrobial stewardship. A local, evidence-based hospital antimicrobial guide is an essential element of a stewardship program [3]. However, the lack of generally accepted professional standards for such guides results in variable quality between hospitals. Furthermore, previous studies have noted that resources and expertise required to develop a valid local guide based on the latest evidence are not always available at a local level, so local adaption of a national guide provides a cost-effective approach to a rigorous local guide development [4].

In 2006, the Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic...

Keywords

Local Version Antimicrobial Resistance Antimicrobial Stewardship Stewardship Program Antimicrobial Stewardship Program 
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Acknowledgments

The Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (SWAB) is financially supported by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

Contribution of authors statement

Emelie C. Schuts had substantial contributions to the conception or design and the interpretation of data for the work, drafting the work, final approval of the version to be published, and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Caroline M.A. van den Bosch had substantial contributions to the conception or design and the interpretation of data for the work, revising the work critically for important intellectual content, final approval of the version to be published, and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Inge C. Gyssens had substantial contributions to the interpretation of data for the work, revising the work critically for important intellectual content, final approval of the version to be published, and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Bart-Jan Kullberg had substantial contributions to the interpretation of data for the work, revising the work critically for important intellectual content, final approval of the version to be published, and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Maurine A. Leverstein-van Hall had substantial contributions to the interpretation of data for the work, revising the work critically for important intellectual content, final approval of the version to be published, and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Stephanie Natsch had substantial contributions to the interpretation of data for the work, revising the work critically for important intellectual content, final approval of the version to be published, and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Fre Sebens had substantial contributions to the interpretation of data for the work, revising the work critically for important intellectual content, final approval of the version to be published, and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Martha B. Adams had substantial contributions to the interpretation of data for the work, revising the work critically for important intellectual content, final approval of the version to be published, and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Richard Drew had substantial contributions to the interpretation of data for the work, revising the work critically for important intellectual content, final approval of the version to be published, and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Jan M. Prins had substantial contributions to the conception or design and the interpretation of data for the work, revising the work critically for important intellectual content, final approval of the version to be published, and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emelie C. Schuts
    • 1
    Email author
  • Caroline M. van den Bosch
    • 1
  • Inge C. Gyssens
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Bart-Jan Kullberg
    • 2
  • Maurine A. Leverstein-van Hall
    • 5
  • Stephanie Natsch
    • 6
  • Fre Sebens
    • 7
  • Martha B. Adams
    • 8
  • Richard Drew
    • 9
  • Jan M. Prins
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Center for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam (CINIMA), Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal MedicineAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal MedicineRadboud University Medical CenterNijmegenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesCanisius Wilhelmina ZiekenhuisNijmegenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Hasselt UniversityHasseltBelgium
  5. 5.Department of Medical MicrobiologyBronovo HospitalLeidenThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Department of PharmacyRadboud University Medical CenterNijmegenThe Netherlands
  7. 7.Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection ControlDeventer ZiekenhuisDeventerThe Netherlands
  8. 8.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  9. 9.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of MedicineDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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