Work package 6

Integrating the results of WPs 2 to 5. Making an inventory of educational programs throughout Europe. Choosing priorities, taking into account cultural differences between European regions. Formulating an advice for the European commission on an evidence-based policy aiming at a more prudent use of antibiotics in the EU.
 

Work Package leaders: Prof. Francesco Blasi, Universita Degli Studi di Milano,
Prof. Theo Verheij, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht

Objectives

  1. To compare effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of public campaigns and behavioural programs
  2. To reach consensus among experts on tools to improve the behaviour of medical professionals and the public concerning management of infectious diseases and antibiotic use
  3. To compare contents and methods information on educational programs from medical schools and vocational programs in primary care from the 11 countries participating in the GRACE project on prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infections
  4. To develop a European medical school curriculum on prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infections in primary care.
  5. To develop a system to evaluate public campaigns, behavioural and educational activities on evidence based management of respiratory infections in Europe.
     

Description of work
WP 6 consisted of the following stages:

In 11 member states two leading medical schools and vocational training programs were asked to  gather information and materials regarding educational programs on prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infections in primary care. Local contact persons were asked to registrate detailed information in pre structured web-based registration forms. This information was centrally analysed and summarised. 

  1. The effects of public campaigns and behavioural programs were summarised and compared, based on the results of WPs 3, 4 and 5. The WP leaders of 3,4 and 5 contributed to this overview.
  2. Then an expert meeting was organised where the reports of WPs 2, and WP6, part 1 and 2 were extensively discussed. Besides the partners of this project, primary care experts on antibiotic use  were invited.
  3. Based on the results of this meeting a final report of CHAMP will be written.
  4. Last but not least, a website has been developed where the results of this project will be presented. This will also enable regular update of the data on antibiotic use and results of both public campaigns and behavioural programs in later stages. This website has been set up in close collaboration with GRACE.

WP 6 has aimed to formulate an advice to the Commission based on the available knowledge and expertise in this field, that takes into account the differences between the different member states regarding illness behaviour and antibiotic use and that is supported by the main stakeholders. In addition results of all WPs have been submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Integrating the results of WPs 2 to 5. Making an inventory of educational programs throughout Europe. Choosing priorities, taking into account cultural differences between European regions. Formulating an advice for the European commission on an evidence-based policy aiming at a more prudent use of antibiotics in the EU.
 

Work Package leaders: Prof. Francesco Blasi, Universita Degli Studi di Milano,
Prof. Theo Verheij, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht

Objectives

  1. To compare effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of public campaigns and behavioural programs
  2. To reach consensus among experts on tools to improve the behaviour of medical professionals and the public concerning management of infectious diseases and antibiotic use
  3. To compare contents and methods information on educational programs from medical schools and vocational programs in primary care from the 11 countries participating in the GRACE project on prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infections
  4. To develop a European medical school curriculum on prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infections in primary care.
  5. To develop a system to evaluate public campaigns, behavioural and educational activities on evidence based management of respiratory infections in Europe.
     

Description of work
WP 6 consisted of the following stages:

In 11 member states two leading medical schools and vocational training programs were asked to  gather information and materials regarding educational programs on prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infections in primary care. Local contact persons were asked to registrate detailed information in pre structured web-based registration forms. This information was centrally analysed and summarised. 

  1. The effects of public campaigns and behavioural programs were summarised and compared, based on the results of WPs 3, 4 and 5. The WP leaders of 3,4 and 5 contributed to this overview.
  2. Then an expert meeting was organised where the reports of WPs 2, and WP6, part 1 and 2 were extensively discussed. Besides the partners of this project, primary care experts on antibiotic use  were invited.
  3. Based on the results of this meeting a final report of CHAMP will be written.
  4. Last but not least, a website has been developed where the results of this project will be presented. This will also enable regular update of the data on antibiotic use and results of both public campaigns and behavioural programs in later stages. This website has been set up in close collaboration with GRACE.

WP 6 has aimed to formulate an advice to the Commission based on the available knowledge and expertise in this field, that takes into account the differences between the different member states regarding illness behaviour and antibiotic use and that is supported by the main stakeholders. In addition results of all WPs have been submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Francesco Blasi