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Antibiotic resistance is highest in south and east Europe

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 17 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:383
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Resistance to antibiotics is more common in southern and eastern Europe than in northern Europe, because use of antibiotics per person is higher in these regions, according to the first results from a European study.

    The study is part of the European surveillance of antimicrobial consumption project, an international network of surveillance systems for antibiotic use in Europe funded by the European Union. The study compared outpatients' use of antibiotics with …

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