Title

Addressing antibiotic resistance: Focusing on acute respiratory infections in primary care

Date of this Version

11-1-2012

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Published Version.

Del Mar, C., Glasziou, P., Lowe, J. B., van Driel, M. L., Hoffman, T., & Beller, E. (2012). Addressing antibiotic resistance: Focusing on acute respiratory infections in primary care. Australian Family Physician, 41(11), 839-840.

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© Copyright The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 2012

ISSN

0300-8495

Abstract

Extract:
We have been aware for decades – perhaps as a somewhat far-off theoretical problem – that antibiotic resistance is a threat to healthcare worldwide. However, the crisis is now here and very real. Each year in Europe alone, 25,000 deaths are directly attributed to antibiotic resistance. New antibiotics are not being produced fast enough, and resistance means we are running out of antibiotics of last resort.

 

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