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.
|Title of host publication||Global Pharmaceutical Policy|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Jun 2020|