Determining the value of antimicrobial surveillance programs.

  title={Determining the value of antimicrobial surveillance programs.},
  author={Ronald N. Jones and Robert G. Masterton},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  volume={41 4},
Antimicrobial surveillance programs provide important information on the development of bacterial resistance mechanisms in different geographical regions. Data concerning these mechanisms and patterns of antimicrobial resistance allows the implementation of changes in antimicrobial prescribing practices and infection control interventions. The three most widely known global surveillance programs currently in active operation are: The Meropenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection… CONTINUE READING

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