Use of the WHO Access, Watch, and Reserve classification to define patterns of hospital antibiotic use (AWaRe): an analysis of paediatric survey data from 56 countries

  24 June 2019

There is substantial global variation in the proportion of AWaRe antibiotics used in hospitalised neonates and children. The AWaRe classification could potentially be used as a simple traffic light metric of appropriate antibiotic use. Future efforts should focus on developing and evaluating paediatric antibiotic stewardship programmes on the basis of the AWaRe index.

Further reading: The Lancet
Author(s): Yingfen Hsia, PhD, Brian R Lee, PhD Ann Versporten, MPH Yonghong Yang, PhD Julia Bielicki, MD Charlotte Jackson, PhD, Yingfen Hsia, PhD, Brian R Lee, PhD, Ann Versporten, MPH Yonghong Yang, PhD, Julia Bielicki, MD, Charlotte Jackson, Jason Newland, MD, Herman Goossens, PhD, Nicola Magrini, MD Mike Sharland, MD
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