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Antimicrobial Resistance

Issues and Options

Workshop Report

; Editors: Polly F Harrison and Joshua Lederberg.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-06084-2


The workshop agenda consisted of three major components: (1) resistance as a phenomenon and the major factors contributing to its increasing prevalence; (2) surveillance activities and needs; and (3) options for response. Its primary objectives were to extract those aspects of resistance that seemed most pressing, to inspect the potential of new scientific advances to spur needed diagnostic and therapeutic advances, and to examine areas of intervention most likely to return the biggest payback to investments of funding, research, advocacy, and education.

Support for this project was provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health; the Department of Veterans Affairs; the Department of State; the Food and Drug Administration; and several private pharmaceutical companies, private foundations, and associations.

The views presented are those of the Institute of Medicine Forum on Emerging Infections and are not necessarily those of the funding organizations.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 1998, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK100885PMID: 23035315DOI: 10.17226/6121


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