MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr Alessandro Cassini MD
Epidemiologist, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: We published an ECDC study estimating attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the European Union and the European Economic Area (EU/EEA). This study is based on 2015 data from the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net).
The study was developed by experts at ECDC and the Burden of AMR Collaborative Group, and published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.