An economic perspective on policy to reduce antimicrobial resistance.

  title={An economic perspective on policy to reduce antimicrobial resistance.},
  author={Joanna Coast and Richard J Smith and Michael R. Millar},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={46 1},
Resistance to antimicrobial drugs is increasing worldwide. This resistance is, at least in part, associated with high antimicrobial usage. Despite increasing awareness, economists (and policy analysts more generally) have paid little attention to the problem. In this paper antimicrobial resistance is conceptualised as a negative externality associated with the consumption of antimicrobials and is set within the broader context of the costs and benefits associated with antimicrobial usage. It is… CONTINUE READING
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