Potential strategies to improve antimicrobial utilisation in hospitals in Bangladesh building on experiences across developing countries

Mainul Haque, Brian Godman

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing problem worldwide, leading to increased morbidity, mortality and costs, with the overall costs of AMR typically exceeding the costs of the different antibiotics prescribed and dispensed. AMR is particularly important in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as these countries have the highest burden of infectious diseases with growing rates of resistant organisms.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Specialist publicationBangladesh Journal of Medical Science
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • antimicrobial resistance
  • antimicrobial stewardship programmes
  • Bangladesh
  • hospitals
  • point prevalence studies
  • surgical site infections

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