APUA Sweden was established in May 1999, under the leadership of the Swedish network, Swedish Strategic Programme for the Rational Use of Antimicrobial Agents and Surveillance of Resistance. STRAMA is a diverse group consisting of one national and more than 30 regional groups. The national group was formed by the Swedish Institute for Reference Group for antibiotics and contains members from the Swedish Products Agency, National Board on Health and Welfare, National Corporation of Swedish Pharmacies, Swedish Network for Pharmacoepidemiology, Swedish Veterinary Agency and Society of County Medical Officers for Communicable Disease Control.
APUA Sweden is active in collecting antibiotic use and resistance pattern data for a European surveillance network as well as a for a national surveillance program.
Available for download from the STRAMA website: www.en.strama.se
Updated February 2013