Antibiotic Consumption Calculator

ABC Calc (Monnet, 2003) is a simple computer tool utilising the ATC DDD system to measure antibiotic consumption at both the hospital and ward level as DDDs 100 bed-days (Figure 1). It transforms aggregated data provided by hospital pharmacies (generally as a number of packages or vials) into meaningful antibiotic utilisation rates. It was originally developed in the Department of Antimicrobial Resistance & Hospital Hygiene, Statens Serum Institut (Copenhagen, Denmark), by Dr Dominique...