Antimicrobial resistance: epidemiology and experience in the UK

Dr Matt O'Shea and Dr Ed Bevan discuss the basic mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and the predicted clinical cost in the UK. They elaborate on the epidemology of a number of known and prevelant resistant bacterium in the UK and explain how antimicrobial stewardship, screening and surveillance are helping to prevent the spread of such bacteria. Finally, they discuss a real patient case.