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National action on antimicrobial resistance and the political economy of health care

Heinzel, Mirko ORCID: 0000-0001-8801-8237 and Koenig-Archibugi, Mathias ORCID: 0000-0003-4637-9477 (2024) National action on antimicrobial resistance and the political economy of health care. Journal of European Public Policy. ISSN 1350-1763

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13501763.2024.2326656

Abstract

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to human health in the twenty-first century. A key dimension of global governance in this domain consists of encouraging governments to create national action plans (NAPs) aimed at improving awareness of AMR, improving knowledge through surveillance and research, reducing infection, optimising the use of antimicrobial medicines, and investing in new drugs, vaccines and other interventions. The adoption and implementation of NAPs occur in the context of great political and institutional diversity across countries, and this article examines the consequences of different ways of financing health care. We expect the implementation of NAPs to be more successful in optimising antibiotics use when governments play a larger role in financing health care compared to private expenditure. An analysis of patterns of antibiotic consumption in 191 countries between 2000 and 2018 supports the hypothesis.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/rjpp20
Additional Information: © 2024 The Authors
Divisions: International Relations
Government
Subjects: J Political Science
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H51 - Government Expenditures and Health
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2024 11:00
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 02:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/122251

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