Social media proves effective as a tool for antimicrobial stewardship

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A new study examines the use of social media platforms to inform young physicians about proper use of antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics. Currently, as much as 50 percent of all antibiotic use is inappropriate, leading to such unintended consequences such as antibiotic toxicity and increased antimicrobial resistance. Ensuring optimal use of antibiotics continues to be a central public health concern, and medical residents are a central focus of efforts to improve education in this field. But the question remains as to the best way to reach them.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161031124907.htm">Science Daily</a>

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