The need to base empirical antibiotic regimens on clinical cure rates.


The prevalence of antibiotic resistance is important information commonly relied on when choosing empirical antibiotic regimens. But too much is being asked of these laboratory data, which should not dictate empirical antibiotic regimens. Laboratory determined antibiotic resistance rates are a product of policies for the microbiological testing of… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.i1871


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