Outpatient antibiotic use in Europe and association with resistance: a cross-national database study

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From: The Lancet(Vol. 365, Issue 9459)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Article
Length: 98 words

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To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(05)70799-6 Byline: Herman Goossens (a)(b), Matus Ferech (a), Robert Vander Stichele (a), Monique Elseviers (a) Abstract: Resistance to antibiotics is a major public-health problem and antibiotic use is being increasingly recognised as the main selective pressure driving this resistance. Our aim was to assess outpatient use of antibiotics and the association with resistance. Author Affiliation: (a) ESAC Management Team, Department of Microbiology, University of Antwerp, B-2610 Antwerp, Belgium (b) Department of Medical Microbiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands Article Note: (footnote) Members listed at end of report

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A195479279