A systematic review and meta-analysis of misuse of antibiotic therapies in the community.

@article{Kardas2005ASR,
  title={A systematic review and meta-analysis of misuse of antibiotic therapies in the community.},
  author={Przemyslaw Kardas and Scott Devine and Amanda K Golembesky and Craig E. Roberts},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={106-13}
}
Misuse of antibiotic therapy can have a profound negative impact both on individuals and on the community. The objective of this meta-analysis was to estimate the prevalence of antibiotic misuse in terms of non-compliance with therapy or reuse of leftover antibiotics in the community. Of 2848 screened articles, 46 contained the required information on the number of participants, the number compliant/using leftovers and the measurement technique. Mean compliance with antibiotics was 62.2% (95… CONTINUE READING
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