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May 09, 2017

Antibiotic resistance named “top scare” along with climate change

Antibiotic resistance is now seen as the main threat along with climate change by Swedes. This was the result of the 2017 SOM Institute national survey that monitors public sentiment on key issues. The increased concern was substantial compared to previous years and by far the largest change (+60%). Avidicare believes that this trend will increase the need for the health care sector to be vigilant in its measure for infection control as well as keeping the prescription rate of antibiotics very low. It will also be interesting to see how this trend manifests itself in other countries where the actual infection rates from multiresistant bacteria already – and almost without exception – are way higher.