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Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "Antibiotics have transformed the practice of medicine and save millions of lives each year. Yet, all we have come to expect from antibiotics is at risk. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) -- the phenomenon whereby antibiotics lose their effectiveness due to mutations in the pathogens they are designed to treat -- is on the rise. Resistance is a natural phenomenon, but it is much accelerated due to overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human, animal, and agricultural applications. [...] The Aspen Health Strategy Group selected antimicrobial resistance as its topic for discussion in 2019, its fourth year. This group of leaders in and outside health care spent three days considering the topic with the assistance of subject matter experts who prepared four background papers to frame the conversation. The group emerged with five big ideas to tackle antimicrobial resistance."

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2019-12
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2019 The Aspen Institute
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