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Antibiotic Policies : Theory and Practice - Ian M. Gould

Antibiotic Policies

Theory and Practice

By: Ian M. Gould (Editor), J. W. van der Meer (Editor)

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Published: 1st September 2004
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For 50 years, antibiotics have been dispensed like sweets. This must not be allowed to continue. This unique book assembles contributions from experts around the world concerned with responsible use of antibiotics and the consequences of overuse. For the first time, it provides up to the minute texts on both the theoretical aspects of antibiotic stewardship and the practical aspects of its implementation, with consideration of the key differences between developed and developing countries. All concerned with teaching, practice and administration of clinical medicine, surgery, pharmacy, public health, clinical pharmacology, microbiology, infectious diseases and clinical therapeutics will find Antibiotic Policies: Theory and Practice essential reading. Antibiotic use and resistance is not just the responsibility of specialists in the field but the responsibility of all doctors, pharmacists, nurses, healthcare administrators, patients and the general public.

Foreword
Preface
Antibiotic Policies - a Historical Perspective
Guideline Implementation: It is not Impossible
UK Guidelines: Methodology and Standards of Care
Pneumonia Guidelines in Practice
Collecting, Converting and Making Sense of Hospital Antimicrobial Consumption Data
How Do Measurements of Antibiotic Consumption Relate to Antibiotic Resistance?
Quantitative Measurement of Antibiotic Use
Benchmarking
Experiences with Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance and Benchmarking
Interventions to Optimise Antibiotic Prescribing in Hospitals: The UK Approach
Improving Prescribing in Surgical Prophylaxis
Audits for Monitoring the Quality of Antimicrobial Prescriptions
Multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Management Teams and the Role of the Pharmacist in Management of Infection
Antibiotic Policy - Slovenian Experiences
Intensive Care Unit
The Real Cost of MRSA
Antifungal Agents: Resistance and Rational Use
Strategies for the Rational use of Antivirals
Disinfection Policies in Hospitals and the Community
The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance Within Patients
Impact of Pharmacodynamics on Dosing Schedules: Optimizing Efficacy, Reducing Resistance and Detection of Emergence of Resistance
Types of Surveillance Data and Meaningful Indicators for Reporting Antimicrobial Resistance
Data Mining to Discover Emerging Patterns of Antimicrobic Resistance
Applications of Time Series Analysis to Antibiotic Resistance and Consumption Data
Biocide Use and Antibiotic Resistance
Interventions to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing in the Community
Education of Patients and Professionals
The Influence of National Policies on Antibiotic Prescribing
Antibiotic Use in the Community
Antibiotic Use in the Community: The French Experience
Antibiotic Policies in Developing Countries
Antimicrobial Resistance and its Containment in Developing Countries
Antibiotic Use in Animals - Policies and Control Measures Around Europe
The Pharmaceutical Company Approach to Antibiotic Policies
Antibiotic Use - Ecological Issues and Required Actions
Index
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ISBN: 9780306485008
ISBN-10: 0306485001
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 766
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.4