Training healthcare professionals and empowering the patient

HAPPY PATIENT project has improved the correct use of antibiotics curbing antimicrobial resistance in Europe.
The project has already concluded, and over the course of three years, we have developed various materials related to our research.
The alarming increase in antibiotic resistance exacerbates the current misleading antibiotics prescription in many European countries, posing one of the biggest threats to western societies.
Up to 35,000 people die every year in Europe as a direct consequence of the misuse of antibiotics, as reflected in data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
HAPPY PATIENT has reduced the impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by decreasing the inappropriate use of antimicrobials for the management of common community-acquired infection.
The HAPPY PATIENT project has lasted 3 years and has been co-funded by the 3rd Health Programme of the European Union under the Grant Agreement number: 900024
HAPPY PATIENT has built upon evidence and proposed an innovative patient-centered approach. The patient-centered strategy implied the involvement of all healthcare providers, acting as the main point of contact for the management of community-acquired infections
It means the project included HCPs working in general
practice, OOH services, dentists, nursing homes and community pharmacies. This was implemented in 5 target countries (Spain, France, Lithuania, Poland and Greece) with diverse health systems, incomes and level of antimicrobial medicines consumption.

The HAPPY PATIENT consortium contains a wide diversity of geographical and professional coverage throughout the EU

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Results, interventions, and qualitative studies debates at the second HAPPY PATIENT face-to-face meeting

Organized by the consortium partner, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and its Fundación Parque Tecnológico, the meeting highlighted the work done in recent months and designed the strategies for the final section of the project. The afternoon of the first day of the meeting, January 26, 2023, was…

More than 400 European experts
participate in the project HAPPY PATIENT
to optimize the use of antibiotics

• One of the research lines of the HAPPY PATIENT European project is to develop a strategy to improve communication between professionals and patients. • As the celebration of the European Day for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics approaches on November 18, it is worth remembering that the adequacy of…