Artificial Intelligence and Antibiotic Stewardship
Antibiotics are one of the most important advances in modern medicine, increasing average human lifespan by over 20 years. Yet, increasing bacterial resistance is a natural and inevitable consequence of antibiotic use, requiring essential strategies to sustain these gains in health. The driving concept of antibiotic stewardship is using the right antibiotic, at the right dose, at the right time. This collides with data suggesting that up to half of all antibiotic prescriptions are either unnecessary or inappropriate.
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