Survey Suggests Many Americans Don't Consider Antibiotic Resistance to be an Important Issue

June 17, 2016

A new survey published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases suggests that many Americans don’t consider antibiotic resistance to be an important problem or fully grasp how resistance develops. A majority of survey respondents agreed that inappropriate antibiotic use contributes to antibiotic resistance (92 percent) while (70 percent) responded neutrally or disagreed with the statement that antibiotic resistance is a problem.

A new survey published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases suggests that many Americans don’t consider antibiotic resistance to be an important problem or fully grasp how resistance develops. A majority of survey respondents agreed that inappropriate antibiotic use contributes to antibiotic resistance (92 percent) while (70 percent) responded neutrally or disagreed with the statement that antibiotic resistance is a problem. To read further from Open Forum Infectious Diseases, CLICK HERE.