GSL Publishes Article in Healthcare Policy detailing decade of Canadian inaction on AMR

Title card of Healthcare Policy journal article

On June 15, GSL Investigator Susan Rogers Van Katwyk, GSL Director Steven Hoffman, and Senior Scientist of the Clinical Epidemiology Program at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Jeremy Grimshaw, published an article in Healthcare Policy alleging a decade of Canadian inaction on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The study surveyed Canadian healthcare experts to identify policies that addressed AMR in Canada between 2008 and 2018. Additional policies were identified through systematic searches of seven electronic databases and a review of government documents.

Combined with this wider policy scan the authors suggest that Canadian AMR efforts are disjointed and inadequate, given the urgency of the public health threat and that governments have mostly refrained from using powerful policy tools, such as regulation, legislation and fiscal measures.

Read the full article here.


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