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PUB-041: Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance: In order to stem the rise of and prevent further antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance, the Wisconsin Medical Society calls for:

  • Improving the surveillance and reporting, including a statewide surveillance program, of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to enable effective response, stop outbreaks, limit the spread of antibiotic-resistant organisms, and act on surveillance data to implement appropriate infection control.
  • Increasing the longevity of current antibiotics by improving the appropriate use of existing antibiotics through increasing prescriber education, public awareness and patient education about antimicrobial therapy, the importance of compliance with the prescribed regimen, and the problem of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Continued scientific research on the development of new antibiotics, as well as other interventions, to combat resistance. (HOD, 0416)