Using Antibiotics Wisely to Reduce Resistance

Using Antibiotics Wisely to Reduce Resistance

The growing problem of antimicrobial resistance has led to calls for antimicrobial stewardship programmes to
control antibiotic use in healthcare settings. Available estimates indicate that between 30% and 50% of
antibiotic use is inappropriate. Improper utilisation of antimicrobials often leads to increased costs, widespread
antimicrobial resistance and medication errors

Modern Medicine – April 2018