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When Does Overuse of Antibiotics Become a Tragedy of the Commons?

  • Author(s): Porco, Travis
  • Lietman, Thomas
  • Porco, TC
  • Gao, D
  • Scott, JC
  • Shim, E
  • Enanoria, WT
  • Galvani, AP
  • Lietman, TM
  • et al.

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http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3517551?pdf=render
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Abstract

Background: Over-prescribing of antibiotics is considered to result in increased morbidity and mortality from drug-resistant organisms. A resulting common wisdom is that it would be better for society if physicians would restrain their prescription of anti

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