Global antibiotics use and resistance

Mamoon Aldeyab, José María López-Lozano, Ian M. Gould

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Antibiotic resistance is a major global threat to public health due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic use is one of the main drivers of antimicrobial resistance. It has been demonstrated that there might be a threshold of antibiotic use beyond which resistance would be triggered. A threshold is an estimate of the maximum use of any antibiotic in a population that can be used over a specific period without having resistance to that antibiotic. A policy of use aimed at not exceeding those thresholds for each antibiotic can be established, hoping that problematic resistance would remain at acceptable levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Pharmaceutical Policy
EditorsZaheer-Ud-Din Babar
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789811527241
ISBN (Print)9789811527234
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2020


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