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Antibiotics fail in fifth of post-op infections


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One in 10 patients in high-income countries develop an infection while recovering.

And of those, 17 per cent were found to be antibiotic resistant.

Levels of antibiotic resistance were highest in the poorest countries.

The study tracked more than 13,000 patients in 66 countries including UK.

The study was published in the Lancet.

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Dame Sally Davies

British physician and academic administrator who was the Chief Medical Officer for England from 2010 to 2019

Ewen Harrison

Senior Lecturer in HPB/Transplant Surgery and Consultant Surgeon at University of Edinburgh.

The Lancet

Medical journal covering general medicine

The University of Edinburgh

Public research university for UK and international students

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Antibiotic Resistance