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Letters Behavioural science and antibiotic stewardship

Norwegian public health investigation shows that antibiotic resistance concerns us all

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 29 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4055
  1. Ulf R Dahle, department director1,
  2. Charlotte Ulstad, adviser1,
  3. Sophie Berg, adviser1
  1. 1Norwegian Institute of Public Health, 0403 Oslo, Norway
  1. ulf.dahle{at}

We agree with Tonkin-Crine and colleagues that the use of behavioural science to tackle antibiotic prescribing is welcome.1

This past year, chicken consumption has dropped in Norway (by 20% for some distributors) mainly because of findings of resistant Escherichia coli in chicken meat. Assurances that kitchen hygiene and heat treatment render the meat harmless did …

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