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Antibiotic Resistance: A New Public Health Problem

Satellite broadcast originally aired January 2002

Marilyn Kacica, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Regional Epidemiology & Infection Control Prog., Bur. of Communicable Disease Control, NYS DOH
Richard Propp, MD, Medical Consultant, Office of Medicaid Mgmt., NYS DOH

Program Description:
The emergence of bacterial strains that are increasingly resistant to antibiotics is a growing concern. A significant part of this problem can be attributed to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. This presentation includes an overview of the antibiotic resistance problem for patient and practitioner and strategies for the practitioner in dealing with patient pressure to prescribe antibiotics inappropriately.

As a result of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Give at least one example of a disease that has become resistant to antibiotics
  • Describe at least one strategy a healthcare worker can use to deal with patient pressure to prescribe antibiotics inappropriately.


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