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Commentary on: Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators. Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis. Lancet. 2022 Feb 12;399 (10325):629–655. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02724-0. Epub 2022 Jan 19. Erratum in: Lancet. 2022 Oct 1;400 (10358):1102.
Implications for practice and research
The study highlights the urgent need for improved surveillance, prevention and control of bacterial antimicrobial resistance worldwide.
Research should be conducted to develop rapid and accurate diagnostic tests to detect resistant infections.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing global health threat, and the misuse and overuse of antibiotics are contributing factors. AMR is estimated to have caused 4.95 million deaths worldwide in 2019, according to the study that looked at data from 204 studies. The findings of the 2019 study highlight the urgent need for global action …
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