Antibiotic use, resistance development and environmental factors: a qualitative study among healthcare professionals in Orissa, India

@inproceedings{Sahoo2010AntibioticUR,
  title={Antibiotic use, resistance development and environmental factors: a qualitative study among healthcare professionals in Orissa, India},
  author={Krushna Chandra Sahoo and Ashok J Tamhankar and Eva Johansson and Cecilia St{\aa}lsby Lundborg},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Antibiotic resistance is a major public health problem affecting both current and future generations. The influence of environmental factors on antibiotic use and resistance development in bacteria is largely unknown. This study explored the perceptions of healthcare providers on antibiotic use and resistance development in relation to environmental factors i.e. physical, natural, social and behavioural factors. METHODS A qualitative interview study was conducted using face-to-face… CONTINUE READING

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