AMC Tool: the antimicrobial consumption tool
AMC Tool is a programme to calculate antimicrobial consumption. It is aimed to replace the old ABC Calc tool.
AMC Tool is a completely new programme, freely available.
AMC Tool has extended the basic functionalities of ABC Calc in order to provide a better user experience.
AMC Tool includes additional ATC groups and can process consumption data for antibiotics, antimycotics, antifungals and antivirals.
AMC Tool uses two indicators to report antimicrobial consumption:
and allows the calculation of consumption data from either healthcare settings or the community.
In addition to manual data entry, AMC Tool can read files provided in a standardised format in order to facilitate the process of data entry.
AMC Tool exports the computed consumption data in DDD in a standardised format ready for further analyses.
AMC Tool uses the ATC/DDD index developed by the WHO collaborating centre for drug statistics methodology.
Only a subset of the ATC/DDD index corresponding to antimicrobials is implemented into the programme:
AMC Tool is updated every year to include the latest available ATC/DDD index.
AMC Tool is provided under the GPL3 open source licence.
This program includes material developed by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology, Oslo Norway. Use of all parts of this material requires reference to the WHO Collaborating Centre for Drugs Statistics Methodology. Copying and distribution for commercial purposes is not allowed. Changing or manupulating this material is not allowed.
The development of AMC Tool has been partly supported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) under the framework contract ECDC/2012/042.