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Changing approach to antibiotic use in healthcare

Should health care facilities be changing their approach to antibiotic use?

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It is strongly recommended to change the approach of antibiotic use. As we know there is rapid emergence of bacterial resistance in health care facilities, especially hospitals, optimizing antibiotic use is an important concern.

Excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics may not only render commonly used antibiotics ineffective, but may also lead to an avoidable increase in side effects as well as cost. It is extremely important that institutions critically evaluate how and when antibiotics are used, and ensure that the best choices are made by individual prescriber.

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This solution deals with the approach to antibiotic use by the health care facilities. The solution includes a brief introduction to the present problem of antibiotics and then relates it to the issue whether or not the healthcare facilities change their approach to antibiotic use.