3) improving the use of antibiotics
Unfortunately, the problem is already so bad that the primary solution is relegated to the third slot, after cleanup efforts. Simply by radically shifting antibiotic prescription rates, evolutionary processes can be altered and resistance can be minimized. Currently, even with a large-scale awareness of the hazards of antibiotic abuse, the medicines are still misused: a startling 801 prescriptions for every 1,000 patients, on average in the US, were written in 2010. In many cases, the culprit was likely not even a bacteria, making the antibiotics superfluous.
Again, that figure is on average — it is not unheard of for some doctors to prescribe low-level antibiotics more often.
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