The proposed Drug Resistance Index (DRI) is not a good measure of antibiotic effectiveness in relation to drug resistance

  30 August 2019

The conclude that the DRI in its present form is not a useful tool to communicate to a wide audience. First, because its complexity makes it difficult to interpret, and second because the DRI may promote the unnecessary use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, potentially reversing many good initiatives undertaken to overcome and counter the global problem of antimicrobial resistance.

Authors: Christina M J E Vandenbroucke-Grauls, Gunnar Kahlmeter, Jan Kluytmans, Marjolein Kluytmans-van den Bergh, Dominique L Monnet, Gunnar Skov Simonsen, Robert L Skov, Ute Wolff Sönksen, Andreas Voss
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