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Access to antibiotics: a safety and equity challenge for the next decade

Published inAntimicrobial resistance and infection control, vol. 2, no. 1, 1
Publication date2013
Abstract

Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing worldwide in healthcare settings and in the community. Some microbial pathogens have become resistant to multiple antibiotics, if not all presently available, thus severely compromising treatment success and contributing to enhanced morbidity, mortality, and resource use. The major driver of resistance is misuse of antibiotics in both human and non-human medicine. Both enhanced access and restricted use in many parts of the world is mandatory. There is an urgent need for an international, integrated, multi-level action to preserve antibiotics in the armamentarium of the 21st century and address the global issue of antimicrobial resistance.

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CARLET, Jean, PITTET, Didier. Access to antibiotics: a safety and equity challenge for the next decade. In: Antimicrobial resistance and infection control, 2013, vol. 2, n° 1, p. 1. doi: 10.1186/2047-2994-2-1
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