Journal Article

Public education—a progress report

Mark Woodhead and Roger Finch

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Published on behalf of British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Volume 60, issue suppl_1, pages i53-i55
Published in print August 2007 | ISSN: 0305-7453
Published online August 2007 | e-ISSN: 1460-2091 | DOI:
Public education—a progress report

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For inappropriate antibiotic prescribing to be reduced, education of the public in addition to the medical profession is essential, so that antibiotics are not the expected outcome of every medical consultation. This article summarizes the steps taken by the Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance to educate both adults and children. These steps provide a firm foundation for future efforts in what will need to be a continuing campaign.

Keywords: antibiotic prescription; public campaign; Bug Investigators pack; antimicrobial resistance web site

Journal Article.  1328 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Oncology ; Critical Care

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