Global antibiotic use patterns in children

  06 May 2022

The recent GRAM report on the global impact of antimicrobial resistance highlights the ongoing challenges to antibiotic stewardship. Considering global assessments of antibiotic use patterns, it is essential to note that children are likely to have an approximately three times higher consumption of antibiotics than adults in most settings, regardless of country income level. Incorporating evidence on optimal use of antibiotics in this group or generating such evidence when it is lacking is likely to play an important role in global antimicrobial stewardship.

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