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The additional costs of antibiotics and re-consultations for antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli urinary tract infections managed in general practice.

Abstract:

The emergence of antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health. In the UK, most antibiotics are prescribed in general practice but the extra costs to general practice of resistant infections have not previously been well described. We compared the costs of treating patients presenting with resistant Escherichia coli urinary tract infections (UTIs) (resistant to ampicillin, trimethoprim or at least one antibiotic) with the costs of treating patients with UTIs that were sensitive to ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Dunstan, F More by this author
Roberts, Z More by this author
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Journal:
International journal of antimicrobial agents
Volume:
33
Issue:
3
Pages:
255-257
Publication date:
2009-03-05
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EISSN:
1872-7913
ISSN:
0924-8579
URN:
uuid:86a84663-9e7a-480b-96c5-159853d1d43e
Source identifiers:
418194
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pubs:418194

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