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Antibiotic consumption report 2014


One of the key factors responsible for the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the use and overuse of antibiotics. This report was the first comprehensive summary of antibiotic consumption in New Zealand, presenting key trends from 2006 – 2014. The report provides baseline information on antibiotic consumption usage according to age, sex, ethnicity and geography (District Health Board). It serves as an ongoing platform on which to gauge the effects of potential future community-based antimicrobial stewardship efforts.