Defining access without excess: expanding appropriate use of antibiotics targeting multidrug-resistant organisms

Elsevier, The Lancet Microbe, Volume 5, January 2024
Patel T.S., Sati H., Lessa F.C., Patel P.K., Srinivasan A., Hicks L.A. et al.

Antimicrobial resistance remains a significant global public health threat. Although development of novel antibiotics can be challenging, several new antibiotics with improved activity against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms have recently been commercialised. Expanding access to these antibiotics is a global public health priority that should be coupled with improving access to quality diagnostics, health care with adequately trained professionals, and functional antimicrobial stewardship programmes. This comprehensive approach is essential to ensure responsible use of these new antibiotics.