An Overview of Antimicrobial Use - Dr. Kurt Stevenson, The Ohio State University Medical Center, from the 2012 NIAA One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance and Use Symposium, November 13-15, 2012, Columbus, OH, USA.
What are antimicrobials and how are they used? Kurt Stevenson, MD MPH, takes a ground view of antimicrobial use in humans and what paths physicians take in the course of treatment. Dr. Stevenson outlines human antibiotic use (200-300 million antibiotics are prescribed annually!) and what steps are being taken to evaluate their use over time and in various settings.