The importance of appropriate prescription and follow-up of antimicrobial treatment cannot be overstated. On the one hand they increase the effectiveness and safety of the treatment and, on the other, they help avoid the increase in resistances at community level. This improves the availability of antimicrobials for the treatment of both hospital-based and community-acquired infections.

The establishment of the AFinf Workgroup (workgroup for the pharmaceutical care of infectious diseases) was approved by SEFH’s Governance Board on 15 December 2008.

The AFinf workgroup will work independently from commercial influence, following a rigorous scientific methodology and with transparency.