Out-of-pocket health costs tied to antimicrobial resistance, study finds

9 julio 2015

Many government-run public health systems in developing countries have instituted copayments for visits to clinics and prescription drugs. However, the study’s authors found evidence to suggest that such policies are associated with increased antimicrobial resistance, likely because high out-of-pocket costs have prompted low-income patients to turn to the black market or informal clinics for antibiotic and antiparasitic drugs.