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Use antibiotics effectively to reduce drug-resistance

Good management of antibiotics can halve the number of people picking-up drug-resistant infections in hospital, new data suggests.

Research, published in the Lancet, has found antibiotic stewardship programmes can reduce the number of hospital infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria by 51%. It also shows the number of people experiencing drug-resistant infections decreases further when infection control measures, such as good hand hygiene, are followed.