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Impartiality and infectious disease: prioritizing individuals versus the collective in antibiotic prescription

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Background Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health disaster driven largely by antibiotic use in human healthcare. Doctors considering whether to prescribe antibiotics face an ethical conflict between upholding individual patient health and advancing public health aims. Existing literature mainly examines whether patients awaiting consultations desire or expect to receive antibiotic prescriptions, but does not report views of the wider public regarding conditi... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1080/23294515.2019.1576799

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Douglas, T More by this author
Selgelid, M More by this author
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Ajob Empirical Bioethics Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
63-69
Publication date:
2019-03-25
Acceptance date:
2018-10-11
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ISSN:
2329-4515
Pubs id:
pubs:927347
URN:
uri:bfde4c61-53d7-41dd-8411-3cc44d5a25d6
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uuid:bfde4c61-53d7-41dd-8411-3cc44d5a25d6
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pubs:927347

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