England’s chief medical officer Prof Dame Sally Davies has warned of a “post-antibiotic apocalypse” that could potentially spell the end of modern medicine. It is no secret that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has escalated considerably in recent years. It is now responsible for high numbers of deaths the world over. However, AMR is not receiving … [Read more...] about The “post-antibiotic apocalypse”
Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control posted an interesting article (in advance of publication in Emerging Infectious Diseases) on attitudes to antibiotic resistance amongst primary care providers. It is full of good ideas and it might even reflect what US providers think. As a basis for public policy, though, it is dangerously inadequate. … [Read more...] about Does bad qualitative research guide US policy?