Antimicrobial formularies: can they minimize antimicrobial resistance?

  • Ronald E Polk
  • Published 2003 in
    American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP…


The relationship between antimicrobial drug use and resistance rates and the implications for antimicrobial formularies are described. Efforts to restrict antimicrobial drug use to reduce resistance in certain microorganisms have been accompanied by increases in resistance in other microorganisms. Random cycling of a variety of antimicrobial agents to treat… (More)