Extending the Cure provides an objective evaluation of a number of policies to encourage patients, health care providers, and managed care organizations to make better use of existing antibiotics and to give pharmaceutical firms greater incentives to both develop new antibiotics and care about resistance to existing drugs.
Foreword Executive Summary Introduction 1. Antibiotic resistance: The unfolding crisis 2. The epidemiology of antibiotic resistance: Policy levers 3. Patient and physician demand for antibiotics 4. The role of health care facilities 5. The role of the federal government 6. The role of health insurance 7. Supply-side strategies for tackling resistance 8. Next steps Acronyms and Abbreviations Biographies Consultation Participants