What is the Antibiotic Policy?

National guidelines for antibiotic use are formulated by the SWAB. This is the Antibiotic Policy Working Group Foundation. SWAB’s objective is to optimize the quality of antibiotic use for the Netherlands with control of resistance development and cost in mind. The guidelines are used by committees preparing antibiotic formularies for hospitals.Also, the guidelines are used as a basis in the preparation of local and regional antibiotic formularies and are focused on the adult patient.