oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Successful antibiotic stewardship : a realistic and attainable goal : forum

Volume 81, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Increasing trends of antibiotic resistance, coupled with a decline in the development of new antibiotics, has left infectious disease treatment on the brink of a return to the pre-antibiotic era. A recent study by Paruk et al revealed that the prevalence of inappropriate antibiotic prescription practices in South Africa to be as high as 60% in the private sector and 40% in the public sector.

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