Maximizing the impact of antimicrobial stewardship: the role of diagnostics, national and international efforts

@article{OBrien2013MaximizingTI,
  title={Maximizing the impact of antimicrobial stewardship: the role of diagnostics, national and international efforts},
  author={Deirdre O'Brien and Ian Malcolm Gould},
  journal={Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={26},
  pages={352–358}
}
Purpose of review The decline in the development and approval of new antimicrobial agents, especially those with activity against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, has arisen as one of the major public health threats of the 21st century. Antimicrobial stewardship has emerged as a key available means to attenuate this threat. Because of the immediacy of the crisis imposed by the dearth of new antimicrobial agents, this review aims to seek out innovative mechanisms that could complement… 
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