Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 18, issue 4, P777-790 2004 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2004.07.003 View full text
Joshua P. Metlay

Abstract: In contrast to the tremendous number of articles and meetings devoted to elucidating the mechanisms of antibacterial drug resistance and describing the emergence of drug resistance patterns, little research has been completed on the impact of bacterial drug resistance on clinical outcomes. Moreover.among the studies that have been completed, the better-designed studies generally have failed to detect an effect of most current levels of antibacterial drug resistance on clinical outcomes for patients who have CA…

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