Publication
Title
Ten golden rules for optimal antibiotic use in hospital settings : the WARNING call to action
Author
Institution/Organisation
Worldwide Antimicrobial Resistance National/International Network Group (WARNING) Collaborators
Abstract
Antibiotics are recognized widely for their benefits when used appropriately. However, they are often used inappropriately despite the importance of responsible use within good clinical practice. Effective antibiotic treatment is an essential component of universal healthcare, and it is a global responsibility to ensure appropriate use. Currently, pharmaceutical companies have little incentive to develop new antibiotics due to scientific, regulatory, and financial barriers, further emphasizing the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. To address this issue, the Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery established an international multidisciplinary task force of 295 experts from 115 countries with different backgrounds. The task force developed a position statement called WARNING (Worldwide Antimicrobial Resistance National/International Network Group) aimed at raising awareness of antimicrobial resistance and improving antibiotic prescribing practices worldwide. The statement outlined is 10 axioms, or "golden rules," for the appropriate use of antibiotics that all healthcare workers should consistently adhere in clinical practice.
Language
English
Source (journal)
World journal of emergency surgery. - London
Publication
London : Bmc , 2023
ISSN
1749-7922
DOI
10.1186/S13017-023-00518-3
Volume/pages
18 :1 (2023) , p. 1-35
Article Reference
50
ISI
001088479700001
Pubmed ID
37845673
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Affiliation
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External links
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Creation 09.01.2024
Last edited 16.02.2024
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