Antimicrobial stewardship and better hospital hygiene may slow the increase in antimicrobial resistance.  The ECDC estimates that the Investment 1.5 Euros per capita per year in a comprehensive package of mixed public health interventions would avoid about 27 000 deaths per year in EU/EEA countries.  In addition to saving lives, such a public health package could pay for itself within just one year and end up saving about 1.4 billion Euros per year in EU/EEA countries.


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