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Antibiotic Judo

Antibiotic Judo Research Original Investigation Toward Guideline-Concordant Antibiotic Prescribing Invited Commentary Working Gently With Prescriber Psychology to Overcome Inappropriate Use Brad Spellberg, MD Within the past year, the US Centers for Disease Control and appropriate antibiotic prescription, or have investigated how Prevention (CDC), the European CDC, the World Health Orga- to positively intervene to improve such behaviors. Primary re- nization, and the World Economic Forum all have released re- search…is needed to better understand effective interven- 6(pS414) ports raising alarm over the ongoing global crisis of antibiotic- tions to prevent such prescriptions.” resistant infections. Resistance to our most powerful antibiotics In the current issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Meeker et continues to grow worse, and the pipeline of new antibiotics al provide us with the results of just such disruptive research. remains on life support. Something has to give. The authors developed a novel intervention that was based on Antibiotics have a critical characteristic that makes them a sophisticated understanding of how to overcome the psychol- unique among all drugs and indeed all medical interven- ogy that drives behavior linked to inappropriate antibiotic pre- tions: they suffer from transmissible loss of efficacy over time scriptions. Rather than direct confrontation with the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14019
pmid
24474306
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Abstract

Research Original Investigation Toward Guideline-Concordant Antibiotic Prescribing Invited Commentary Working Gently With Prescriber Psychology to Overcome Inappropriate Use Brad Spellberg, MD Within the past year, the US Centers for Disease Control and appropriate antibiotic prescription, or have investigated how Prevention (CDC), the European CDC, the World Health Orga- to positively intervene to improve such behaviors. Primary re- nization, and the World Economic Forum all have released re- search…is needed to better understand effective interven- 6(pS414) ports raising alarm over the ongoing global crisis of antibiotic- tions to prevent such prescriptions.” resistant infections. Resistance to our most powerful antibiotics In the current issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Meeker et continues to grow worse, and the pipeline of new antibiotics al provide us with the results of just such disruptive research. remains on life support. Something has to give. The authors developed a novel intervention that was based on Antibiotics have a critical characteristic that makes them a sophisticated understanding of how to overcome the psychol- unique among all drugs and indeed all medical interven- ogy that drives behavior linked to inappropriate antibiotic pre- tions: they suffer from transmissible loss of efficacy over time scriptions. Rather than direct confrontation with the

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 2014

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