This study analyzed the antibiotic prescribing practices between 2008 and 2017 in a teaching (TH) and a non-teaching (NTH) hospital. These hospitals were chosen to be representative of hospitals in low- and middle-income countries. This study compared the antibiotic prescribing for severe infectious indications for which empiric antibiotic treatment is recommended.
This article documents the findings from a 24-hour point prevalence study conducted at 1150 centers in 88 countries on September 13, 2017. The study found 54% of patients in the ICU had suspected or proven infection; 70% of all patients were receiving at least 1 antibiotic (prophylactic or therapeutic). The hospital mortality was 30% in patients with proven or suspected infection.
This document updates the 2014 Core Elements for Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs and incorporates new evidence and lessons learned from experience with the Core Elements.
Researchers are exploring making use of drug sanctuaries, or drug-free environments — to effectively reduce the strength of selection for resistance.
Researchers have created a map of interactions among bacteria and classes of antibiotics.
To start reducing antibiotic use in food animals, the report recommends that federal and state governments begin by setting reduction targets.
The report discusses progress and challenges related to antibiotic use in outpatient settings, nursing homes, and hospitals.
BBC asked experts how we might avoid the worst effects of antibiotic resistance.
The World Health Organization (WHO) grouped antibiotics into three categories (access, watch, and reserve) with recommendations for use.
An initial objective is to develop a framework and create a reporting mechanism to track how the industry is delivering on commitments it's made to fight antimicrobial resistance.