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Letters Antimicrobial resistance

Shopping around in today’s NHS compounds the problem of antimicrobial resistance

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 10 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2132
  1. Charlotte Mendes da Costa, general practitioner1
  1. 1Bedford Park Surgery, London W4 3HT, UK
  1. mendesdacosta{at}

I agree with Smith and Coast that the true cost of antimicrobial resistance cannot be overestimated.1 Do they know the prescribing rates of antibiotics in primary care in other countries, such as other European Union countries and …

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