Seven ways to preserve the Miracle of antibiotics

John G. Bartlett, David N. Gilbert, Brad Spellberg

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Antibiotic resistance is a well-acknowledged crisis with no clearly defined comprehensive, national corrective plan. We propose a number of interventions that, collectively, could make a large difference. These include collection of data to inform decisions, efforts to reduce antibiotic abuse in people and animals, great emphasis on antibiotic stewardship, performance incentives, optimal use of newer diagnostics, better support for clinical and basic resistance-related research, and novel methods to foster new antibiotic development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1445-1450
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 2013


  • European Union, stewardship
  • antibiotic resistance
  • antibiotic salvage
  • molecular diagnostics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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