Antibiotic resistance: what can be done in primary care to alleviate the crisis?Frontiers in Public Health
Date of this Version2-24-2015
Document TypeJournal Article
Grant NumberReceived research funding from the Australian NHMRC
AbstractNumerous opportunities are available in primary care for alleviating the crisis of increasing antibiotic resistance. Preventing patients from developing an acute respiratory infection (ARI) will obviate any need for antibiotic use downstream. Hygiene measures such as physical barriers and hand hygiene, and possibly vaccination and exercise, may be effective. Also, a large range of complementary and alternative medicines (e.g. zinc, vitamin C and probiotics) are proposed for preventing and treating ARIs, but evidence for efficacy is scarce.
Citation InformationMalene Hansen, Tammy Hoffmann, Amanda McCullough, Mieke van Driel, et al.. "Antibiotic resistance: what can be done in primary care to alleviate the crisis?" Frontiers in Public Health (2015) ISSN: 2296-2565
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