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Extending the Cure: Policy Responses to the Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
     

Extending the Cure: Policy Responses to the Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

by Ramanan Professor Laxminarayan, Anup Professor Malani, David Professor Howard, David L. Professor Smith
 

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ISBN-10: 1933115572

ISBN-13: 9781933115573

Pub. Date: 05/17/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Extending the Cure provides an objective evaluation of a number of policies to encourage patients, health care providers, and managed care organizations to make better use of existing antibiotics and to give pharmaceutical firms greater incentives to both develop new antibiotics and care about resistance to existing drugs.

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Extending the Cure provides an objective evaluation of a number of policies to encourage patients, health care providers, and managed care organizations to make better use of existing antibiotics and to give pharmaceutical firms greater incentives to both develop new antibiotics and care about resistance to existing drugs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933115573
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/17/2007
Series:
RFF Press Ser.
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.01(h) x 11.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Executive Summary
Introduction
1. Antibiotic resistance: The unfolding crisis
2. The epidemiology of antibiotic resistance: Policy levers
3. Patient and physician demand for antibiotics
4. The role of health care facilities
5. The role of the federal government
6. The role of health insurance
7. Supply-side strategies for tackling resistance
8. Next steps
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Biographies
Consultation Participants

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