Can better prescribing turn the tide of resistance?

Livermore, David (2004) Can better prescribing turn the tide of resistance? Nature Reviews Microbiology, 2 (1). pp. 73-8. ISSN 1740-1526

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Abstract

In the wake of concerns about the level of antibiotic resistance, governments worldwide are pressing for reduced antibiotic use, hoping thereby to reverse resistance trends. Is success likely? The evidence is mixed, and expectations should be tempered by the growing realization that many resistant bacteria are biologically fit, making them difficult to displace. If resistance is unlikely to be reduced significantly by changing prescription practices, how can clinicians outpace increased resistance, particularly when much of 'big pharma' is abandoning antibiotic development?

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anti-bacterial agents,bacteria,bacterial infections,drug resistance, bacterial,humans,physician's practice patterns
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 15:34
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46742
DOI: 10.1038/nrmicro798

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