Government policy interventions to reduce human antimicrobial use: A systematic review and evidence map

  13 June 2019

This is the first study to provide policy makers with synthesized evidence on specific government policy interventions addressing AMR. In the future, governments should ensure that AMR policy interventions are evaluated using rigorous study designs and that study results are published.

What do the findings mean:

  • The systematic evidence map suggests that governments have a variety of policy options at their disposal to respond to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Unfortunately, most existing policy options have not been rigorously evaluated, which limits their usefulness in planning future policy interventions.
  • To avoid wasting public resources, governments should ensure that future antimicrobial resistance policy interventions are evaluated using rigorous study designs, and that study results are published.
Further reading: PLOS Medicine
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