Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a "post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations, are life-threatening.
To mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13th-19th November, we are highlighting Cochrane evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics.
Blog post: Do the drugs work? Cochrane evidence on antibiotics in dentistry on the Cochrane Oral Health Blog.
Blog post: Why should I care about antibiotic resistance? on Evidently Cochrane.
Press Release: Shared decision making and antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections in primary care (read in Spanish).