Combating antibiotic resistance, mitigating future threats and ongoing initiatives

Roseann Velez, Elizabeth D Sloand

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Abstract

Aims and objectives: To emphasise the impact of antibiotic resistance as a persistent, global health threat and highlight efforts to improve this complex problem. Background: Political agendas, legislation, development of therapies and educational initiatives are essential to mitigate the increasing rate of antibiotic resistance. Design: Original manuscript. Results: Prescribers, policymakers and researchers are charged with the complex task of mitigating antibiotic resistance in an era when new treatments for bacterial infections are limited. Conclusions: Monitoring, surveillance and incentivising of practice, policy and new treatments provide solutions to antibiotic resistance in both the human and agricultural sectors. Relevance to clinical practice: This article emphasises the complexity of antibiotic resistance and highlights the need for a multifaceted approach to improve health care outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1886-1889
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Ecology
Volume25
Issue number13-14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • antibiotic resistance
  • education
  • legislation
  • policy
  • public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics

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