NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

A Global Declaration on Appropriate Use of Antimicrobial Agents Across the Surgical Pathway

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2017

Department

Surgery

Abstract

This declaration, signed by an interdisciplinary task force of 234 experts from 83 different countries with different backgrounds, highlights the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance and the need for appropriate use of antibiotic agents and antifungal agents in hospitals worldwide especially focusing on surgical infections. As such, it is our intent to raise awareness among healthcare workers and improve antimicrobial prescribing. To facilitate its dissemination, the declaration was translated in different languages.

Comments

Please see the work itself for the complete list of authors.

Rifat Latifi is one of the authors in the Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery Working Group.

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