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Invited Commentary
March 2014

Antibiotic Judo: Working Gently With Prescriber Psychology to Overcome Inappropriate Use

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of General Internal Medicine, Harbor–UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • 2Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Torrance, California
  • 3David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(3):432-433. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14019

Within the past year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the European CDC, the World Health Organization, and the World Economic Forum all have released reports raising alarm over the ongoing global crisis of antibiotic-resistant infections. Resistance to our most powerful antibiotics continues to grow worse, and the pipeline of new antibiotics remains on life support.1 Something has to give.

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