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The economic burden of antibiotic resistance: A global resource for estimating monetary costs

Antibiotic resistance (ABR) has been high on the international policy agenda for many years, and whilst there have been advances in our understanding of the potential impact of ABR on public health, healthcare systems and economies, finding specific cost estimates to use in economic evaluations often requires research capacity. Whether it’s completely updating previously published systematic reviews or attempting to extract and adapt data from those already out there, it is often a time-consuming exercise representing a potential roadblock in efficient resource allocations tackling ABR.  

We, therefore, aimed to utilise existing evidence, open-access software and a tailored, pragmatic approach to conducting global meta-analyses to create an ‘easy-to-use’ resource of bug-drug-syndrome-country specific ABR costs. In this talk, Dr Nichola Naylor will be discussing how they did this, the challenges they faced, what exposure groups cost the most, and where. She will explore cost estimates from healthcare system perspectives and wider economic perspectives and invite discussion on how these costs can be best utilised moving forward in ABR research. 

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Dr Nichola Naylor is an Honorary Research Fellow at LSHTM, working across the Centre for Health Economics in London and the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases. Her research interests for the past six years have included using economic methods to efficiently tackle antimicrobial resistance and using R to promote open science. She recently joined Public Health England to lead health economics work contributing to the UK AMR strategy. She holds a PhD in Clinical Medical Research from the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit on Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London, and an MSc in International Health Policy (Health Economics) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2013).  

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