The Miracle Drug
The Context of Modern Antibiotic Usage
This chapter begins with a discussion of the history of antibiotics. It then discusses the determinants of bacterial resistance and bacterial resistance as a global problem. The chapter then describes the focus of the book, which is the inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics for viral upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) among children in the United States, and the methodology and datasets sets used. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.
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