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Antibiotic prescribing: the consequences of getting it wrong

Dancer, Stephanie J



Antibiotics were one of the most important discoveries last century. As with all drugs, however, they are associated with adverse effects. This article reviews how inappropriate antibiotic prescribing not only fails to cure an infected patient; it may encourage overgrowth of resistant pathogens that ultimately threaten future management of sepsis.


Dancer, S. J. (2016). Antibiotic prescribing: the consequences of getting it wrong. Clinical Focus Primary Care, 10(2), 62-71

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Sep 15, 2016
Publication Date Oct 25, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 5, 2017
Journal Clinical Focus Primary Care
Print ISSN 1747-7018
Publisher Rila Publications Ltd
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 2
Pages 62-71
Keywords Antibiotics; Prescribing; Antimicrobial resistance; Virulence; Infection
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