Increasing the threat of AMR
In recent years there has been increased attention for AMR-related problems, however, antibiotic prescribing rates remain high for patients with community-acquired acute respiratory tract infections (CA-ARTI).
To fight the threat of AMR in the context of respiratory tract infections in the community setting, it has been suggested that more targeted prescriptions of antibiotics, informed by quick diagnostics, are an important tool. Increasingly, the economic case for reducing AMR is being made, in light of the evidence of significant costs of AMR for society. Health-economic analyses for novel diagnostics are much less well-established than for drugs, making it more difficult to assess and implement these diagnostics.
VALUE-DX is part of UMCG research group Global Health