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Antibiotic use as a tragedy of the commons: A cross-sectional survey

  • Author(s): Lietman, Thomas
  • O'Brien, KS
  • Blumberg, S
  • Enanoria, WTA
  • Ackley, S
  • Sippl-Swezey, N
  • Lietman, TM
  • et al.

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http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3920666?pdf=render
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Abstract

Background. Many believe antibiotic use results in a tragedy of the commons, since overuse may lead to antibiotic resistance and limiting use would benefit society. In contrast, mass antibiotic treatment programs are thought to result in community-wide ben

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