The objectives of these reports are:
To describe any changes in antibiotic utilization, and changes in indication specific prescribing in BC
To describe trends in antibiotic resistant organisms in BC
To provide analyses of the program impact on health outcomes for the citizens of BC
To provide any other relevant evaluation information, including a summary of questionnaires, or other evaluation tools used
Do Bugs Need Drugs Annual Program Report 2015 2016.pdf
Do Bugs Need Drugs Annual Program Report 2014 2015.pdf
Do Bugs Need Drugs? Annual Program Evaluation Report 2013/14
Do Bugs Need Drugs? Annual Program Evaluation Report 2012/13
Antibiotic utilization is a known driver of antibiotic resistance. A large proportion of antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate, so efforts are needed to reduce the misuse and overuse of these important resources.
In 2000, a report from the Provincial Health Officer on "Antimicrobial Resistance: Recommended Action Plan for British Columbia" suggested that there needed to be increased awareness among the public and prescribers about
- the risks of antimicrobial resistance
- the need to meet specific education and training requirements through collaboration with professional organizations.
To address some of these items, in the fall of 2005, funding was graciously provided by the Pharmaceutical Services Division, Ministry of Health Services for British Columbia to adopt the Do Bugs Need Drugs? (DBND) program from the neighbouring province of Alberta.
An important component of the annual evaluation of the DBND program is to monitor trends in antibiotic resistance and antibiotic utilization in BC. Each year, we compile, analyze, and interpret data on these key outcomes.
Our findings are presented in the Antimicrobial
Surveillance Dashboards. These interactive tools provide measures and trends of
antimicrobial utilization and resistance in BC. They have been designed to
allow you to select the data you would like
The 2013 Antibiotic
Utilization Report and the 2014 Antibiotic Resistance Report preceded the
Dashboards, and may be accessed below:
2013 Antibiotic Utilization Report
2014 Antibiotic Resistance Report