Unnecessary antibiotic use is a direct contributor to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This global public health threat is making it harder to treat bacterial infections as antibiotics become less effective. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted infectious diseases, how we provide health care, and antibiotic prescribing in Canada.
Join the De/Implement webinar series on January 19 at 12 p.m. ET to hear from Dr. Kevin Schwartz, Infectious Disease Specialist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto and Infection Prevention and Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Physician at Public Health Ontario. Dr. Schwartz will describe his recent work examining the difference in outpatient antibiotic prescription usage before and during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.