Government policy interventions to reduce human antimicrobial use: A systematic review and evidence map

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Research Article
Government policy interventions to reduce human antimicrobial use: A systematic review and evidence map
Susan Rogers Van Katwyk, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, Miriam Nkangu, Ranjana Nagi, Marc Mendelson, Monica Taljaard, Steven J. Hoffman
| published 11 Jun 2019 PLOS Medicine
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002819
Growing political attention to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) offers a rare opportunity for achieving meaningful action. Many governments have developed national AMR action plans, but most have not yet implemented policy interventions to reduce antimicrobial overuse. A systematic evidence map can support governments in making evidence-informed decisions about implementing programs to reduce AMR, by identifying, describing, and assessing the full range of evaluated government policy options to reduce antimicrobial use in humans.