Antibiotic Policies: Fighting Resistance

Editors: Gould, Ian M., van der Meer, Jos W.M. (Eds.)

  • Offers a complete reference to antibiotics, encompassing policy, theory, and resistance
  • Examines many of the crucial issues of resistance in a clinical context
  • The editors are well-known and internationally respected
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Antibiotic resistance has reached epidemic proportions in most hospitals and many communities around the world. While control methods have traditionally (and usually unsuccessfully) relied on preventing cross infection it is increasingly obvious that new solutions are needed. There is growing evidence that the solution will lie in more careful use of antibiotics in the future. The golden age of antibiotic therapy has gone, probably for good and prescribers (and society at large) will have to accept that, in future, antibiotics will not be the "cure all" we have been accustomed to. This book addresses many of the key issues taxing our society and hospitals in an era of epidemic resistance and shortage of new antibiotics. Written by internationally renowned experts in the field, this volume will provide practical advice and inform control strategies for the most urgent of problems related to antibiotic resistance epidemic for years to come. Antibiotic Policies: Fighting Resistance is an ideal volume for health professionals with an interest in this field.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Consequences of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: Overgrowth, Resistance, and Virulence

    Dancer, Stephanie J.

    Pages 1-15

  • The Process of Antibiotic Prescribing: Can It Be Changed?

    Meer, Jos W.M. (et al.)

    Pages 17-27

  • Cultural and Socioeconomic Determinants of Antibiotic Use

    Harbarth, Stephan (et al.)

    Pages 29-40

  • Electronic Prescribing

    Paul, Mical (et al.)

    Pages 41-67

  • Prevalence Surveys of Antimicrobial Use in Hospitals: Purpose, Practicalities, and Pitfalls

    Seaton, R. Andrew

    Pages 69-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antibiotic Policies: Fighting Resistance
Editors
  • Ian M. Gould
  • Jos W.M. van der Meer
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-70841-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-70841-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-70840-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4361-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 285
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