Antimicrobial drugs in the home, United Kingdom

Cliodna A. M. McNulty, Paul Boyle, Tom Nichols, Douglas P. Clappison, Peter Davey

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    A total of 6% of 6,983 households in the United Kingdom had leftover antimicrobial drugs, and 4% had standby antimicrobial drugs. Respondents with leftover drugs were more educated, more knowledgeable about antimicrobial drugs, younger, and female. Of respondents with leftover drugs, 44% kept them in case of future need, and 18% had taken these drugs without medical advice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1523-1526
    Number of pages4
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006


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