TPP Alberta provides prescribers antibiotic dispense data
January 22, 2020
As antibiotic resistance grows globally, monitoring dispensing data will be increasingly important.
Antibiotic resistance has become a global issue. According to the Council of Canadian Academies, approximately 26 per cent of infections were resistant to the drugs generally used to treat them in 2018. By 2050, the rate of resistance is likely to grow to 40 per cent.
Alberta Health has supported and facilitated access to and use of antibiotic data via TPP Alberta. Additionally, a TPP Alberta Antibiotic Atlas will be released early in 2020 as an initial phase of antibiotic reporting. More details regarding antibiotic monitoring and reporting via TPP Alberta will be shared in the coming months.
For more information on prescribing antibiotics, including practice guidelines and support tools, visit the Prescribing Resources and Tools webpage on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta website.