Special Issue "Rational Use of Antibiotics"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2013)
Dr. Ellen E. Stobberingh
Department of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital of Maastricht, PO Box 5800 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 43 387 6610
Interests: resistance epidemiology; extramural/ non-hospital settings; commensal flora; guidelines
The increasing prevalence of resistance underscores the relevance to optimalize the use of antibiotics. To control the increasing resistance problem rational use of antibiotics is essential not only for patients in the hospital but in all health care sectors, both intra- and extramural, and also in the veterinary sector. As the resistance problem is a global problem, we also have to pay attention to the other continents not only in Europe.
This issue of the Journal will address the different tools and approaches to implement a rational antibiotic policy. The focus is not only the hospital situation but also nursing homes and general practices, as the majority of the human antibiotic prescription is used outside the hospital. Next to that, optimalisation of the veterinary use will get attention as well.
Dr. Ellen E. Stobberingh
Manuscript Submission Information
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- antibiotic use
- veterinary use
- antibiotic policy
- antibiotic stewardship