Leaked internal report criticizes government oversight of antimicrobial resistance

Webster, Paul Christopher
July 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/12/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 10, pE641
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the deficiencies of the federal government's oversight of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Canada. According to a draft report prepared by officials at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the government needs to tackle issues of significant deficiencies in its efforts to address AMR. It notes that the report describes AMR as an increasing problem that will undermine government efforts to improve quality of health care.


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