Antibiotic Policies

Theory and Practice

  • Ian M. Gould
  • Jos W. M. van der Meer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Gavin Barlow
    Pages 37-66
  3. Fiona M. MacKenzie, Ian M. Gould
    Pages 105-118
  4. Henrik Westh
    Pages 119-131
  5. Jos W. M. van der Meer, Marjo van Kasteren
    Pages 185-195
  6. Milan Čižman, Bojana Beović
    Pages 251-260
  7. Hakan Hanberger, Dominique L. Monnet, Lennart E. Nilsson
    Pages 261-279
  8. Stephanie J. Dancer
    Pages 281-309
  9. Sheila M. L. Waugh, William F. Carman
    Pages 331-349
  10. Emine Alp, Andreas Voss
    Pages 351-366

About this book


For 50 years, antibiotics have been dispensed like sweets. This must not be allowed to continue. This unique book assembles contributions from experts around the world concerned with responsible use of antibiotics and the consequences of overuse. For the first time, it provides up to the minute texts on both the theoretical aspects of antibiotic stewardship and the practical aspects of its implementation, with consideration of the key differences between developed and developing countries. All concerned with teaching, practice and administration of clinical medicine, surgery, pharmacy, public health, clinical pharmacology, microbiology, infectious diseases and clinical therapeutics will find Antibiotic Policies: Theory and Practice essential reading. Antibiotic use and resistance is not just the responsibility of specialists in the field but the responsibility of all doctors, pharmacists, nurses, healthcare administrators, patients and the general public.


Public Health antibiotic use antibiotics antimicrobial antimicrobial resistance infection infectious infectious disease infectious diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian M. Gould
    • 1
  • Jos W. M. van der Meer
    • 2
  1. 1.Aberdeen Royal InfirmaryForesterhillUK
  2. 2.University Hospital NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-48500-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-22852-5
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