By Stephanie J. Dancer (auth.), Ian M Gould, Jos WM van der Meer (eds.)

ISBN-10: 0387708405

ISBN-13: 9780387708409

ISBN-10: 0387708413

ISBN-13: 9780387708416

Antibiotic resistance has reached epidemic proportions in such a lot hospitals and plenty of groups worldwide. whereas keep an eye on tools have usually (and frequently unsuccessfully) trusted fighting pass an infection it really is more and more visible that new options are wanted. there's becoming proof that the answer will lie in additional cautious use of antibiotics sooner or later. The golden age of antibiotic remedy has long past, most likely for stable and prescribers (and society at huge) must settle for that, in destiny, antibiotics are usually not the "cure all" we've got been acquainted with. This publication addresses a number of the key concerns taxing our society and hospitals in an period of epidemic resistance and absence of latest antibiotics. Written via the world over popular specialists within the box, this quantity will offer useful recommendation and tell keep an eye on suggestions for the main pressing of difficulties on the topic of antibiotic resistance epidemic for years yet to come. Antibiotic rules: scuffling with Resistance is a perfect quantity for health and wellbeing execs with an curiosity during this field.

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Additionally, strong power distance between the prescriber and the patient or parent is likely to result in poor communication. In previous cross-country comparisons looking at Germany, France, and the United States, we have suggested that cultural and behavioral characteristics of populations have a major impact on antibiotic prescribing practices at a national 34 Stephan Harbarth and Dominique L. 7, 8 Many American and French people seeking medical care because of cough and sputum production request to be treated by antibiotics; by contrast, most Germans consider such treatment as unnecessary overmedication.

2). Conversely, acceptance of alternative medicine is high in Germany. 8 As mentioned earlier, cultural factors influence the risk taking behavior of patients and physicians and their attitude toward a watchful waiting approach for febrile illness. 21 Doctors in Belgium had the highest levels of “no risk-taking” attitudes with 60% preferring not to take risks; Dutch doctors had the lowest levels with only 24% preferring not to take risks. Not only physicians, but also patients of different origin may express variability in uncertainty avoidance, leading to different expectations of receiving antibiotics.

22 That such programs may be successful may be derived from the following examples. ” showed a reduction in the use of antibiotics and increased the use of firstline drugs. 33 The Belgian national program was followed by a 26% drop in use of antibiotics. 2. Patient factors that may lead to suboptimal prescribing Lack of knowledge regarding bacterial and viral infections Notions of the effectiveness of antibiotics Expectation of being given a prescription Satisfaction when given a prescription Compliance with the prescription 2.

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