Anti-microbial drug resistance: A human disaster in the making

Arnauld Nicogossian, Thomas Zimmerman, Otmar Kloiber, Edward J. Septimus

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Abstract

Anti-microbial drug resistance (AMR or AMDR) is a complex multi-dimensional and systemic failure in health education, social behavior, health care legislation and/or policies and practices. AMDR is a life threatening infection extending beyond national boundaries. Collaboration among the health care, pharmaceutical, agricultural and consumer communities is a prerequisite to ward off this unraveling human made pandemic. Education of stakeholders, proper hygiene practices, infection prevention and responsible antibiotic "stewardship" are essential strategic elements of remedial and preventive programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1
JournalWorld Medical and Health Policy
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

Keywords

  • Anti-microbial drug resistance
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Microorganisms
  • Multidrug resistance
  • Pathogens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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