Improving the use of antibiotics

This new volume takes a look at how developing diagnostic tools can help improve the prescription of antibiotics, and so help manage the expansion of bacterial resistance. It calls for a complete overhaul of current policy, and critiques the inadequacies in health, science and policy initiatives that have led to the dearth of effective diagnostic devices. The authors stress that a major overhaul of current approaches is vital and that only a multifaceted response will stem the growth of bacterial resistance.