Washington: A change in culture and action is needed to plan for a future with more antibiotic resistance, researchers suggest.Their warning comes as the Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies launches the UK`s Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy and Action Plan, reflecting the need for a clear change in our understanding of and response to antimicrobial resistance by the public, NHS and government.Current estimates suggest that antibiotic resistance is a relatively cheap problem, but such estimates do not take account of the fact that antimicrobial medicines are integral to modern healthcare.For example, antibiotics are given as standard to patients undergoing surgery, to women delivering by caesarean section, and to those having cancer treatment."From cradle to grave, antimicrobials have become pivotal in safeguarding the overall health of human societies," they wrote.
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