First major practical step toward appropriate antimicrobial use by the government of Japan

Hiroki Saito, Hiroyuki Noda, Shunji Takakura, Kazuaki Jindai, Rieko Takahashi McLellan, Kazunari Asanuma

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the top public health issues in Japan. Since Japan published the national action plan on AMR in 2016, its implementation has been a major focus of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The ministry recently published the first edition of its Manual of Antimicrobial Stewardship (including an English version), a narrative review with a particular focus on the outpatient setting of primary care and 2 common infectious disease conditions. This is one of the very few occasions in which the ministry has proactively set out clinical guidance for healthcare delivery at the facility level. Implementation of the manual is further supported by a change in Japan’s social health insurance coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-57
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese journal of infectious diseases
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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