AMC Tool: the antimicrobial consumption tool
AMC Tool is a open-source program to calculate antimicrobial consumption.
Users enter a short description of the antimicrobial products and the number of consumed packages. AMC Tool calculates the corresponding number of Defined Daily Doses (DDD) from the number of packages.
Internally AMC Tool uses the Anatomical, Therapeutic, Chemical (ATC) classification and the Defined Daily Dose (DDD) metric developed by the WHO collaborating center on drug statistics methodology based in Oslo, Norway.
AMC Tool can manage ATC groups relevant for systemic antimicrobials.
ATC groups included:
Indicators generated by AMC Tool
AMC Tool exports the computed consumption data in DDD in a standardised format ready for further analyses.
AMC Tool is the successor of ABC Calc, a simple excel tool created by D. Monnet in the 2000s. AMC Tool was originally developed to circumvent the limitations of ABC Calc and the burden of maintaining the excel file. Between 2011 and 2015, AMC Tool was partly funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) under the framework contract ECDC/2012/042.
In general, 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.