Drug Resistance, 1st Edition

  • Sarah E. Boslaugh
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  • ISBN-10: 1440839255
  • ISBN-13: 9781440839252
  • DDC: 616.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 207 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released November 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Written in clear, nontechnical language, this investigation of drug resistance provides readers with an overview of the scientific issues, the current scope of the problem nationally and globally, and the measures that can be taken to combat this public health crisis.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Overview and Historical Background of Drug Resistance.
1: The Science of Drug Resistance.
2: The Role of Human Behavior in Drug Resistance.
3: The Scope of the Problem Today.
4: Specific Diseases.
5: Measures to Combat Drug Resistance.
Contemporary Issues and Debates.
6: Drug Resistance as a National and International Issue.
7: Changing Physician and Pharmacist Behavior.
8: Changing Patient Behavior.
9: Balancing Individual and Societal Rights.
10: Contributions of Research to the Fight Against Drug Resistance.
11: Antibiotics in Animal Husbandry.
12: Primary Documents.
13: Current Reports.
14: Antimicrobial Resistance: Global Report On Surveillance: Summary.
15: Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013: Executive Summary.
16: Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance in Europe, 2015: Summary.
17: Policy Statements.
18: Who Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance: Executive Summary.
19: National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria: Executive Summary.
20: The Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals: Executive Summary.
21: Timeline.
22: Sources for Further Information.
About the Author.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sarah E. Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh, Ph.D. has more than 20 years of experience working in data management and statistical analysis. She has worked as an SPSS programmer in many different settings in the public and private spheres, including academia, health care, government, and the insurance industry. Dr. Boslaugh received her Ph.D. in research methods and evaluation from the City University of New York and is currently a Senior Statistical Data Analyst at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her research interests include multilevel modeling, geographic information systems, and measurement theory.