Data from: Socioeconomic determinants of antibiotic consumption in the state of São Paulo, Brazil: the effect of restricting over-the-counter sales

Breno S. Kliemann, Anna S. Levin, M. Luísa Moura, Icaro Boszczowski & J. J. Lewis
Background: Improper antibiotic use is one of the main drivers of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, increasing infectious diseases morbidity and mortality and raising costs of healthcare. The level of antibiotic consumption has been shown to vary according to socioeconomic determinants (SED) such as income and access to education. In many Latin American countries, antibiotics could be easily purchased without a medical prescription in private pharmacies before enforcement of restrictions on over-the-counter (OTC) sales in recent...

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  • 2016
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Affiliations

  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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  • University of Sao Paulo
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  • Federal University of Paraná
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